Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) peoples
  • hat, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, cotton, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 37 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 14 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2477

The woven hat has a wide brim and flat top. There is an inner "hat" of woven cedar bark, to keep the hat in place. It has a cotton chin strap. It has a light brown field with a light natural band on the brim.