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Chilkat shirt

Attributed to Cora Benson,, (Tlingit), Chilkat shirt, late 1800s. Dyed mountain goat wool and cedar bark; 52 (length) x 25½ (width at bottom) in. Denver Art Museum: Purchase from Axel Rasmussen, 1936.297


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