NATIVE AMERICAN NORTHWEST COAST CHILD'S CEREMONIAL CHILKAT BLANKET, the woven panel dyed yellow, blue-green, and black, depicting a central mask surrounded by clan symbols and stylized natural forms, original applied border and fringe. Circa 1890. 24" x 33" overall. Provenance: From the estate of Orlean R. Holsinger, Staunton, VA. Catalogue Note: This blanket was recently discovered in the attic of the Holsinger estate home in Staunton, VA. It most likely descended in Mr. Holsinger's family since his library contained numerous antiquarian volumes on Northwest and Arctic travel.
Good as-found condition, scattered small losses to fabric, overall dirt/grime, some fading, most fringe appears to be present but there are undoubtedly some losses, other small imperfections.