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conical hat
  • Haida or Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples
  • conical hat, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 11/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2531
Description

The conical hat has a flat top, woven of cedar bark. It has a medium brown field with two bands of decoration. The top band is wide oblique stripes of dark yellow and medium brown, with thinner bands above and below of light natural and medium brown oblique stripes. The bottom band of decoration is chevrons, on their sides, in black and light natural. The hat has an inner band of cedar bark to set the hat on the head.