||Kutchin Outfit Hood, Tunic, Leggings, Mitts, Knife Sheath.;
Medium/Materials: Tanned, smoked caribou hide, porcupine quills, eleagnus seeds, sinew;
Technique: Judy Thompson and Kate Duncan - June 1997 - "Straight single quillwork, straight two alternation quillwork and quill wrapping."
|Place of Origin
||Western Subarctic, Canada
||(1) Capt. Henry Philips Dawson, Royal Society. England. Collected by Capt. Dawson in Fort Rae, Canada while on expedition, 1882-3. Descended in family;
(2) Christina Scott and Philip Dawson. London, England. Grandchildren of Major Dawson;
(3) Sotheby's. Sale 6427, 25 May 1993, lot 0199.;
(4) Eugene V. Thaw.;
 Kate Duncan (Notes taken by GTV - 7/8/1994) "Tunic: long arms "western style" - no example as such collected in Canada, leggings: small. Quills have more colour than any other known example.  Kate Duncan (Letter 10 July 1994): "I believe that it is definitely Kutchin and probably came through a Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company."  Kate Duncan (July 1997) "western style" refers to "the cut of the arms on the tailored older style tunics as versus the inset sleeves of the applique tunics."  Judy Thompson - June 1997 - " No smudging with red ochre, or other soiling, indicative of use in aboriginal context. Not soiled on the inside of the collar as would be expected on a native owned object . No ochre except on knife sheath. An aesthetic decision was made to apply quillwork at the front of the ankle whether there is a seam or not. Birdquill wrapped with porcupine. Beautiful tanning. Strike the wool from the material and add sinew. Fringes are strung with silver willow - Eleagnus."  Knife sheath isnot included in Taylor photograph.