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Blanket

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Dyed wool yarn, cloth
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 47 x 50 in. (119.4 x 127 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER X763
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Coast Salish (Native American). Blanket, late 19th or early 20th century. Dyed wool yarn, cloth, 47 x 50 in. (119.4 x 127 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X763. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X763_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, X763_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This blanket design is red, white and blue checks. The yarn is commercial sheep wool. On July 12, 1911 Newcombe purchased a blanket for twelve dollars from the wife of old Chief Billy Sepass of Skowkale. Its description -red,white and blue checks - matches this example. It was stored for many years in the Museum's Navajo blanket collection and was unlabeled. Culin states that the blanket from Necombe was made from goat hair, commonly used along with the hair of a specially bred white dog and sheeps wool. However this one is commercial sheep's wool.
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