Hat
Hat
Hat
Hat
Hat


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Native American - Northwest Coast
Native American ➔ Hat

Identifier:
81063
Description:
The Haida were noted for their finely woven hats made from twined spruce. Hats were often painted with red, green, and black designs portraying animals and other aspects of natural life.  These woven hats were well designed for air flow and suitable for both sun and rain.  Painted designs on the crest of the hat often displayed a whole animal body.  In this case, a whale is bisected and arranged beautifully around the crest of the hat along with a raven on either side.  The form of the hat is Haida, but the painting is typical of Kwakiutl style.
Date:
circa 1880
Materials:
Spruce Root, Paint
Dimensions:
8" h 15.5" w 15.75" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. M. R. Bissell
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Mrs. M.R. Bissell

Haida