Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • hat, late 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • caribou fur?, bird skin
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 x 15 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 9/16 x 5 7/8 x 8 11/16 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7098

The flat topped hat is made of brown caribou fur. The top of the hat is brown, and the sides are lighter brown. The wide band at the edge is dark green-blue on one end and mottled brown on the other end. It was probably made of duck skins.