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Coat

Object Number:NA9487
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Killisnoo
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Fur
Cotton
Metal
Quill
Length: 92.5 cm
Width: 77.3 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1923
Other Number:22 - Field No SF

Description

Fur coat with a red calico lining. Brown and white furs are rectangular and sewn directly onto the lining with added hide strips along the edges of the frontal opening. These hide strips are decorated with dyed porcupine quills arranged in thin, diagonal lines. Quills are dyed red, purple, blue, and white. The opening edge is framed with a vertical line of white quills and then trimmed with blue cloth. Metal buttons are attached on the left side of the opening to be received by hide loops on the right side. The collar is lined with fur on the interior and red calico cloth on the exterior.

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