A Northwest Coast Chilkat blanket
Lot 4134
A Northwest Coast Chilkat blanket
Sold for US$ 43,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Northwest Coast Chilkat blanket
Woven of mountain-goat wool and cedar bark, displaying an emblematic pattern relating to a clan's crest animal, rendered in a conventionalized pattern of animal parts and formline designs, fringe suspensions down the sides and across the bottom.
length 54in, width 69in


Footnotes

  • Cf:
    Emmons, George T., 1907, fig. 561, referring to two blankets, circa 1880, similar to the current lot: "According to Emmons, the design represents a female wolf and young one. The body of the wolf has the form of a hawk; the two eyes and the double wing design over these eyes, the hawk's ears; the lowest white face, the body of the hawk; the wing-feather designs extending downward under the jaw of the wolf, the wings of the hawk. The lateral field represents the young wolf sitting up, probably at the same time the sides and back of the wolf's body.

    According to Swanton, it shows a young raven. The body of the raven is occupied by two profiles of ravens. The face at the bottom is the raven's tail; the lateral wing designs extending downward from under the corners of the jaw are the wings of the raven. The lateral fields represent two young ravens in profile."
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