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Superb dance blanket woven from mountain goat wool and yellow cedar bark | Donald Ellis Gallery

Dance Blanket

Chilkat Tlingit
Southeast Alaska

ca. 1870

mountain goat wool, yellow cedar bark, natural dyes, sinew, thread

height: 52"
width: 62"

Inventory # N3753

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Acquired by the Musée du quai Branly, Paris, FR

Provenance

Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
Donald Judd, New York, NY

This blanket was de-accessioned from the Pasadena Museum of Art to Donald Judd in 1971 in exchange for a Judd sculpture, and subsequently hung in Judd’s loft at 101 Spring Street, New York

Related Examples

Jonaitis, Aldona. From the Land of the Totem Poles. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988, pg. 33, pl. 16

Wardwell, Allen. Objects of Bright Pride: Northwest Coast Indian Art From the American Museum of Natural History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1978, pg. 80, pl. 49