Salish blanket

A classic example of a Salish blanket. The Salish are a Northwest Coast (now part of Canada and the USA) people and highly accomplished weavers in a range of materials. Blankets of this type were the prized possessions of high ranking males and females. This blanket was amongst a number of objects collected by Colin Robertson, a native of Perth (born 1783) who emigrated to British Columbia, Canada, where he worked in the fur trade. He donated his collection in 1833, to the Perth Literary & Antiquarian Society

  • Material/Medium: wool
  • Date: c1700-1833
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  • Accession number: 1978.522
  • Category: World Cultures
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