Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karuk (Karok), Natinixwe (Hupa), or Yurok maker
  • hat, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Northern California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 x 16.5 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2141

The round, bowl-like hat is concave in the top center. It has a light brown field. The top center has a medium brown center, surrounded by a band of triangles in light brown and dark brown. Then a thin band of medium brown with a dark brown sawtooth edge. The main decoration is a dark brown jagged band. There is a dark brown sawtooth band with a thin medium brown band near the rim, and four dark brown parallelograms at the rim.