• Culture/People:

    Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)

  • Object name:

    Hair tie for girl's puberty ceremony

  • Native term:


  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    British Columbia; Canada (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Mountain goat wool yarn, cedar bark

  • Techniques:

    Wrapped, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected by George Hunt (Tlingit, 1854-1933) at an unknown date; sold to George Heye in 1910.

  • Dimensions:

    23.2 x 4 cm

  • Catalog number:


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