Apron

Red wool felt with beadwork and puffin beaks held by thin cedar lacing, edged in cotton.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

cloth; wool; cotton; glass bead; puffin beaks; cedar lacing
Width: 65cm, Length: 75cm
68-03181-000
©1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.


CULTURAL CONTEXT: Ceremonial

DESCRIPTION: Red wool felt with beadwork and puffin beaks held by thin cedar lacing, edged in cotton. Floral, eagle or hawk motifs, with two orcas.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Northwest Coast; Alert Bay area

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Wakoshan

CULTURE: Kwakiutl

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: British Columbia

END OF PRODUCTION: 1860 C

MATERIAL: cloth; wool; cotton; glass bead; puffin beaks; cedar lacing

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn; beaded

MOTIFS: plant; leaf; flower; stem; animal; eagle; orca; geometric; parallel line
CULTURAL CONTEXT: Ceremonial

DESCRIPTION: Red wool felt with beadwork and puffin beaks held by thin cedar lacing, edged in cotton. Floral, eagle or hawk motifs, with two orcas.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Northwest Coast; Alert Bay area

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Wakoshan

CULTURE: Kwakiutl

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: British Columbia

END OF PRODUCTION: 1860 C

MATERIAL: cloth; wool; cotton; glass bead; puffin beaks; cedar lacing

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn; beaded

MOTIFS: plant; leaf; flower; stem; animal; eagle; orca; geometric; parallel line

©1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Identify some traditional and exchange materials and manufacture methods utilized by Canadian Northwest Coast Peoples
  • Identify some objects made by Canadian Northwest Coast Peoples using a combination of traditional and exchange materials and their uses
  • Describe how exchange materials have influenced the objects made by Canadian Northwest Coast Peoples

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