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APRON
NORTH AMERICAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 16 / 2356
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW
Locale: BC, FORT RUPERT
Country: CANADA
Material: CLOTH (WOOL, COTTON), BEAD (GLASS), BEAK (PUFFIN BIRD)
Dimensions: L:69 W:51 (in CM)
Acquisition Year: 1897 [EXPEDITION]
Donor: JESUP, MORRIS K.
Collector: HUNT, GEORGE & BOAS, FRANZ
Keywords: DANCE APRON
Categories: COSTUME, TEXTILE
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Dancing apron from the Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw) of Fort Rupert is made of Hudson's Bay Company wool blanket, strips of red broadcloth and flour sack with printing on it and decorated with dentalium shells and puffin beaks for making noise. Worn on ceremonial occasions as an object of prestige. Collected by Franz Boas' field assistant George Hunt. Exhibited in Chiefly Feasts (AMNH 1991-1992) and Objects of Exchange (Bard Graduate Center 2011) and published in their exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition History:
OBJECTS OF EXCHANGE: SOCIAL AND MATERIAL TRANSFORMATION. BARD GRADUATE CENTER/AMNH NORTHWEST COAST STUDY GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY. January 2011 - April 2011
CHIEFLY FEASTS: THE ENDURING KWAKIUTL POTLATCH. AMNH, NEW YORK, NY. October 1991 - February 1992
Publication History:
OBJECTS OF EXCHANGE: SOCIAL AND MATERIAL TRANSFORMATION ON THE LATE NINETEENTH-CENTURY NORTHWEST COAST. GLASS, AARON. EXHIBITION CATALOG. Publisher: BARD GRADUATE CENTER. 2011
CHIEFLY FEASTS: THE ENDURING KWAKIUTL POTLACH. JONAITIS, ALDONA. EXHIBITION CATALOG. 1991
Additional Resources:
RECIPROCAL RESEARCH NETWORK (Online tool to facilitate reciprocal and collaborative research about cultural heritage from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia)


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