Native American, Tahltan (possibly Tlingit)
late 19th–early 20th century

Object Place: United States, Northwest Coast


157.48 x 88.9 cm (62 x 35 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather, muskrat fur, fabric, glass beads, and mother-of-pearl

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Smoked leather jacket with placket front. Muskrat fur at neck, wrist and hem. Placket, shoulders, and wrists carry red wool borders with floral bead work. Red wool bear on center back outlined with white and black beads and mother-of-pearl buttons. Encircled with red wool and mother-of-pearl buttons.


Around 1919, possibly purchased in Alaska by Senator Marcus Allen Coolidge (b. 1865 - d. 1947) and Ethel Warren Coolidge, Fitchburg, MA; to their daughter, Louise Coolidge Carpenter; 1991, year-end gift of Louise Coolidge Carpenter to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of Louise C. Carpenter in memory of her parents, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge