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beaded woolen cap
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • beaded woolen cap, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wool, ribbons, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 32 x 30 cm height does not include ribbons; width taken while hat laid flat
    Object Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 11 3/4 in height does not include ribbons; width taken while hat laid flat
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1156
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Description

The black wool fabric hat is lined with red wool, with a band of red wool on the bottom edge. The red band is beaded in a leaf pattern of white, green, black, and yellow. Portions of a thin band of white beads on either side of the red band remain. There is a tassel of white and red ribbons at the tip of the hat.