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CULTURE Coast Salish
MEDIUM Dyed wool yarn, cloth
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 48 × 57 in. (121.9 × 144.8 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blanket with a red, white and blue checkerboard design. The yarn is commercial sheep wool. On July 12, 1911, Charles 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Coast Salish. Blanket, late 19th or early 20th century. Dyed wool yarn, cloth, 48 × 57 in. (121.9 × 144.8 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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