Robe from the Chilkat country, NW. Coast of America.

Robe, Chilkat Tlingit, indigenous peoples, tribal, dress, Jilḵáat ḴwáanRobe from the Chilkat country, NW. Coast of America.

Robe of woven bark and wool, painted with totemic designs.

Chilkat Tlingit (Jilḵáat Ḵwáan), indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.

Source: British Museum. Handbook to the ethnographical collections. Printed by order of the Trustees 1910. Thomas Athol Joyce, Ormonde Maddock Dalton.

Note:  Traditional Native American Indian costumes.

Leave a Reply

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)


Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.