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Shirt

Object Number:NA10829
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Killisnoo
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus: Teikweidi Clan
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Pigment
Wool
Flannel
Iconography:Grizzly Bear
Length: 136.2 cm
Width: 96 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1926
Other Number:Shotridge 100 - Field No SF

Description

Ceremonial shirt called "The Original Grizzly Bear." Made from caribou (?) hide and painted on the front with a design of a grizzly bear above what is likely the head of a wolf. Designs are painted in green, blue and black. The lower edge of the shirt is lined with dense, hide fringe. The back is made up of a rectangular, red, flannel cloth which is larger than the shirt itself. The upper and lower edges of the flannel backing are lined with decorative horizontal bands in green and red and the lower edge has hide fringe. The hide sleeves are short and terminate in red flannel cuffs.

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 36, pl. 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Gunther, Erna. 1962. Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Exhibit at the Seattle World's Fair Fine Arts Pavilion.. University of Washington. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 65, fig. 45View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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