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Raven's Tail robe

Native American (Haida)
2017-2018
Evelyn Vanderhoop (b.1953) Masset, British Columbia


Place of Creation: Masset, British Columbia, Canada

Dimensions

Overall (approx.): 127 × 152.4 cm (50 × 60 in.)

Accession Number

2017.4182

Medium or Technique

Twined wool, sea otter fur, cedar bark fiber, shell, copper threads

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

Twined wool Raven’s Tail pattern dance blanket or robe with sea otter fur trim on top edge and deep white wool fringe on sides and across bottom. Geometric pattern in black, white and yellow wool with long black wool tails in middle and lower sections. Warp threads are hand spun, using traditional thigh-spinning method. Ties at top are spun with wool and inner bark fiber from the Yellow Cedar tree.

Provenance

2017, commissioned from the artist through Stonington Gallery, Seattle by the MFA . (Accession date: June 21, 2017)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund, Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection, and Gallery Instructor 50th Anniversary Fund