Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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hair headdress
  • unknown Cowichan maker
  • hair headdress, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • human hair, horse hair, cotton, ribbon
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 80 x 27 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 1/2 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1539

The conical cloth cap has long cotton ties on either side and blue grosgrain ribbon edging. Locks of human hair and horse hair are attached to the cap giving an overall wig-like appearance with short hair in front and long hair in back.