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Hat

Object Number:NA8999
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Haida
Provenience: Canada
British Columbia
Queen Charlotte Islands
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Maker: Charles Edenshaw
Isabell Edenshaw
Section:American
Materials:Spruce Root
Pigment
Technique:Basketry
Height: 15 cm
Outside Diameter:43 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Richard Waln Meirs, 1918

Description

Twined hat made from split spruce root. Construction originates in the top center and radiates outward. Narrows toward the flattened top and flares outward toward the lower rim. The upper half uses two-strand twining while the lower half uses a combination of two and three-strand twining to create a pattern of concentric diamonds. The exterior is painted on the top with a four-pointed, red and black star. The sides are painted red and black with a design of either a sea lion or a seal. The interior is undecorated. The rim has a woven braid painted red. Woven by Isabella Edenshaw and painted by Charles Edenshaw.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Shadow Catcher: E.S. Curtis (01 Feb 1980 - 01 Aug 1980) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Preucel, Robert W., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Williams, Lucy F. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pages 142-143/Plate 55View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 41, pl. 37a, pl. 37bView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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