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Chilkat Tlingit
Southeastern Alaska, United States

Dance Blanket with Diving Whale and Raven Motifs, Late 19th century

Wool and bark, dovetail and single interlocking, discontinuous weft, alternate pair weft twining; extended float twining, eccentric weft twining, and three-strand weft twining; main warp cut fringe; edges of twill oblique interlacing terminating in cut fringe; additional knotted fringe
176.1 x 138.5 cm (69 1/4 x 54 1/2 in.)

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment, 1961.568

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