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May 12, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

Northwest Coast Chilkat Blanket

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Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3640BLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: May 12, 2021 10:00AM


Northwest Coast Chilkat Blanket, Tlingit, late 19th century, woven of mountain goat wool and cedar bark in pale yellow and blue against a black background, classic form representing a whale diving, with the head, with nostrils and mouth in the lower part of the textile, the central face represents the body; the eyes near the upper border are the flukes of the tail; the large wing designs at the sides of the body are the fins; the lateral fields represent a raven sitting, and at the same time the sides and back of the whale, (minor color fading and minor thread loss top right),wd. 54, ht. 39 in.

Literature: George Emmons, The Chilkat Blanket, Memoirs of the American Natural History Museum, New York, 1907, p. 380, fig. 570.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

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George Emmons