Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Karuk (Karok), Natinixwe (Hupa), or Yurok maker
  • hat, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: California, United States
  • plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2347

The woven brimless hat has a medium brown circle at the center. There is a thin medium brown band next to the black band, the field colored band, then the brown band. There are two bands of brown parallelograms (though they are skewed), each with two black lines. There are thin bands of brown, field color, black and medium brown near the edge.