A Bag Used to Keep Bundles of the Warp (goat wool and cedarbark fiber) Untangled during the Process of Weaving a Chilkat Blanket (1 of 5)

Tlingit, Northwest Coast


collected late 1920s-1945

Grizzly bear bladder, moose hide, and cloth

Overall: 8 × 6 in. (20.3 × 15.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Doris Meltzer and the Meltzer Gallery



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Weaving


Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view


Collected by Axel Rasmussen (about 1887-1945), probably in the 1920‘s and 1930‘s; [possibly collected by Earl Stendahl (1887-1966) [dealer], Los Angeles, California]; sold to Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; sold to Doris Meltzer (1908-1977), Meltzer Gallery, New York; given to present collection, 1959.

Old Number

Rasmussen #3087c

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