guuláangw gyáat’aat (Button Blanket)

About this object


Made by Dorothy Grant from a design by Robert Davidson. Purchased by Stewart at the Vancouver Museum gift shop Dec. 1982.

Iconographic meaning

hlk’yaan q’usdan (frog) design

Physical description

Black and red button blanket with a large downward facing frog design in the centre. The frog's eyes are small circles of abalone shell. Three full rows of shell buttons demarcate the central black area. There are eight repeating positive/negative designs along the side borders (four each side). There is a rectangular cut out area at the neck. Each bottom corner on the reverse has one of the maker's initials embroidered onto the fabric (D.G. at one corner, R.D. on the other).