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Chilkat Robe, Northern Northwest Coast

Unknown Weaverpre 1860s

Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

A Chilkat Robe featuring the Diving Whale design. During a research visit, Haida master weaver, Evelyn Vanderhoop, remarked that this is one of the oldest examples she has seen. This robe features all indigenous dyes, which suggests it was made prior to 1860.

Details

  • Title: Chilkat Robe, Northern Northwest Coast
  • Creator: Unknown Weaver
  • Date Created: pre 1860s
  • Physical Dimensions: 172 x 132 cm
  • Type: Weaving
  • Medium: Wool, cedar bark, dye, fur

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