Woman's Dance Robe, previously owned by Lixwelut

Mary Agnes Capilano (?) and Lixwelut (?)1910/1935

Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

This woman’s dance robe is woven from a blend of fibers, including mountain goat wool, sheep’s wool, and cotton. It was once owned, and possibly made, by Lixwelut whose English name was Mary Agnes Capilano. Artist Mildred Valley Thornton donated this weaving to the museum in 1944, several years after the death of Lixwelut.


  • Title: Woman's Dance Robe, previously owned by Lixwelut
  • Creator: Mary Agnes Capilano (?), Lixwelut (?)
  • Date Created: 1910/1935
  • Location Created: British Columbia, Canada
  • Physical Dimensions: 88 x 111 cm
  • Type: Salish weaving
  • Medium: Mountain goat hair, sheep wool, plant fibre, cotton, dye

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