• Culture/People:

    probably Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) (attributed); formerly identified as Haida

  • Object name:

    Hat of a high-status woman

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Cedar bark, spruce root, paint, wool cloth, dentalium shell/shells

  • Techniques:

    Twined, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Lewis H. Brittin (a noted collector of books and Indian arts, probably living in New Jersey); acquired by George Heye in 1906.

  • Dimensions:

    23.3 x 33.9 cm

  • Catalog number:


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