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A superb button dance blanket with complex zoomorphic and floral designs | Donald Ellis Gallery

Dance Blanket

Kwakwaka'wakw
Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia

late 19th century

blue, red and green wool broadcloth, plaid flannel cloth, glass beads, shell buttons

height: 43"
width: 64"

Inventory # N1538

Sold

acquired by U'mista Cultural Society, Alert Bay, BC


PROVENANCE

Charles James Nowell
Private collection, Canada
Sotheby's, New York, June 4, 1997, lot 225