Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karuk (Karok), Natinixwe (Hupa), or Yurok maker
  • hat, late 1800s–1917
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2131
Label Text

The bowl shaped hat has no brim and a rounded top. It has a light brown field and a dark brown circle with a saw tooth edge. There is a set of two dark brown bands near the top, and another set near the edge. There are clusters of three dark brown bars and a triangle at the end of each bar fills the space between the bands.