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Lot 0427
**Originally Listed At $1000**

Native American, Pacific Northwest, southeastern Alaska, Tlingit people, ca. early 20th century CE. A skirt made from hundreds of strands of twisted, woven rope, with dozens of puffin beaks and seashells tied onto the ends of the ropes. Puffin beaks are a common material used by the Tlingit; during the fall mating season, the birds shed some of the horn-like plates on their bills, which were then used to ornament clothing and make rattles. Women wore skirts like this one in warmer months, often with an apron over it. Size: 45.5" W x 30" H (115.6 cm x 76.2 cm); 31" H (78.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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Rope is slightly frayed. Rich dark patina on rope surface and also on the shells and beaks.

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Early 20th C. Tlingit Rope Skirt w/ Puffin Beaks

Estimate $1,700 - $2,550Feb 25, 2019
Louisville, CO, USA