Chilkat robe, Tlingit

Unknown WeaverLates 1800s

Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

This Chilkat Robe from northern British Columbia features the design known as Diving Whale. This is the most prevalent design used in Chilkat weaving. However, this blanket has one unusual feature according to Haida master weaver, Evelyn Vanderhoop. The spirit face, located above the whale’s head in the center of the blanket, is outlined in blue rather than yellow which is more typical with this design.


  • Title: Chilkat robe, Tlingit
  • Creator: Unknown Weaver
  • Date Created: Lates 1800s
  • Location Created: British Columbia, Canada
  • Physical Dimensions: 172 x 88 cm
  • Type: Weaving
  • Medium: Mountain goat hair, cedar bark, dye

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