Shirt

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


Object Place: United States, Northwest Coast

Dimensions

157.48 x 88.9 cm (62 x 35 in.)

Accession Number

1991.963

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

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