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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.


Dr. Bruce Ruddick Collection

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

Tlingit or Haida, 1865–80


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts