Coast Salish. <em>Blanket</em>, 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)


Artist:Coast Salish

Medium: Dyed wool yarn, cloth

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 48 × 57 in. (121.9 × 144.8 cm)



Accession Number: X763

Image: X763_PS1.jpg,

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.

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