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Object #   2006-13/1
Object name   Robe
Culture of Origin   Coast Salish, Musqueam
Title   The Mourning Star
Maker or Artist   Debra Sparrow, Robyn Sparrow
Materials   Wool, Sheep, Dye, Red, Black
Techniques   Dyed, Twined
Exhibit Label   "In the Spirit of the Ancestors"-Robes like this are known as "nobility blankets" because they were worn by high-ranking Salish families who had the wealth to commission them. Sisters Debra and Robyn Sparrow have been leaders of the revival of Musqueam weaving. In the course of weaving this robe, the Musqueam community and the Sparrow family suffered a number of deaths, leading Debra and Robyn to call it a mourning blanket.
Dimensions   W: 62 x 84 in, H: 46 x 58 in
Source   Ms. Debra Sparrow
Credit   Commissioned from Robyn and Debra Sparrow

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