Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wool headdress?
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • wool headdress?, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • mountain goat wool, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 148 x 49 cm
    Object Length/Width: 58 1/4 x 19 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1373

The headdress is made of ropes of off-white twisted wool. The top is tied together into a small rectanglular "mat" that is delineated by green yarn. Below that, the ropes hang loosely, with red ties at the loose ends and sporadically throughout. One rope is significantly longer than the others.