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U000.31.6
Artist / Maker : Hunt Family,
Title : Untitled (Kwagiulth Button Blanket)
Date (Execution) : c. 1880
Geographical Origin : Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Unknown textile; stoud cloth; alabone shell
Support / Technique : Sewn, stitched
Object Type : button blankets
Visual Description : Northern Kwagiulth style button blanket from the 19th Century. Fabrics used are red and dark blue in colour. The pattern on the blanket is created with alabone shell buttons that are satin white in appearance. The blanket is symmetrical in design; patterns on the left side are repeated on the right. The outline of a fish (presumably a salmon), an arrow, and other simple line patterns such as 'X''s comprise the overall design of the blanket. Larger buttons arranged in a grid-like pattern appear in the central area of the blanket.
Accession # : U000.31.6
Width (cm) : 136.50
Height (cm) : 185.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Michael C. Williams
Artist Statement :