Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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conical hat
  • unknown Haida or Tlingit maker
  • conical hat, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: District of Alaska or Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States or British Columbia, Cana
  • spruce root, weaving, dyeing?
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 35 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2547
Label Text

The conical woven hat has a flat top. It is medium brown. The flared portion is decorated with a thick band of dark fibers and field colored vertical zigzags in the dark band. The inner band keeps the hat in place.