Button blanket

Dancing blanket

Tlingit or Haida
1865–80


Dimensions

Height x width: 144.8 x 181.6 cm (57 x 71 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.498

Medium or Technique

Fulled wool; twill, embroidered with shells and mother-of-pearl buttons.

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Olive wool trade blanket with black stripes, decorated with figure of beaver executed in dentalium shells, red stroud cloth border with plaid center bordered with rows of export mother of pearl buttons, blanket loosely basted to black canvas.

Provenance

Dr. Bruce Ruddick (b. 1913 - d. 1992), Montreal and New York; May 1, 2007, sale, Whitaker Auction Co., Philadelphia, lot 219, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2007)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund