Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seal fur hat
  • United States
  • seal fur hat, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • seal fur, velvet, cotton, wool, wire, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 22 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 5/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1924

The crescent shaped hat has two long sides made of seal fur with a line of light blue beads around each fur panel and burgundy colored velvet. The top is unbleached cotton. It is lined with light pink wool. The hat is shaped by a wire armature.