Chilkat Robe, possibly Tlingit

Unknown WeaverLate 1800s to early 1900s

Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

Visiting community members have remarked on the uniqueness of this older Chilkat Robe, noting that the spirit face is smaller in size and inverted. The presence of supernatural imagery, such as hands, is also distinctive. Robes like this one were worn by people of very high standing, and the designs are layered with meaning.


  • Title: Chilkat Robe, possibly Tlingit
  • Creator: Unknown Weaver
  • Date Created: Late 1800s to early 1900s
  • Location Created: British Columbia, Canada
  • Physical Dimensions: 157 x 134 cm
  • Type: Weaving
  • Medium: Mountain goat hair, sheep wool, cedar bark, cotton, dye

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