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Donor Name:
James G. Swan  Search this
Culture:
Makah  Search this
Object Type:
Cape
Place:
Neah Bay, Washington, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1866
Notes:
From card: "10/24/61 Technical description by Miss Grace Rogers, Curator, Div. of Textiles: construction: gauze or twined weave. Warps were held to top cross bar of loom by a 2 ply, 6 strands to each ply, all cotton yarn. Warps themselves of 2-ply yarn made up of 6 strands of cotton yarn in one ply and 2 strands of animal hair in the second ply (possibly goat). Approximately one warp per inch but closer at the selvages. Weft: narrow twisted strips of bird skins (possibly duck) with down filling the intervening spaces. Approximately 7 strips to 2" at the wide end, and 9 strips to 2" at the narrow end. Basic color is an irregular light tan, with spots of darker, and one long border is white and there is another white stripe near the other border. Lent to the Burke Museum 2/23/89. Loan returned Oct 10, 1989." Illus. (in color, as #1296A) Pl. 4, p. 47 in "A Time of Gathering: native heritage in Washington State", ed. Robin K. Wright, University of Washington Press, 1991.
Record Last Modified:
10 Aug 2018
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
000794
USNM Number:
E1296-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38655e7e5-1ff8-4d78-9034-4ba5f8123bf6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8336070