Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wool headdress
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • wool headdress, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • mountain goat wool, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 101 x 47 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 3/4 x 18 1/2 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1372

The headdress is made of twisted ropes of off-white wool, tied with red ties about 2/3 of the distance downward and again at the loose ends. There is a smaller rectangle at the top that is separated from the majority of the mass by green ties.