Bear Claw Crown
From: Canada | British Columbia | Skeena River
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Canada | British Columbia | Skeena River|
|Culture Area||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Materials||Hide | Fur | Bear Claw | Sinew|
Shaman's bear claw crown or headdress. Bear claws are attached to a hide strip worn around the head and affixed in such a way that they stand upright The upper end of each claw is grooved to attach an animal hide band encircling the top of the headdress. Decorative strips of brown fur hang from one section. A bone charm made from "the hip assembly of a medium-sized land mammal" (per Dr. Kate Moore) is attached to one of the claws with a hide cord.
|Outside Diameter||20 cm|
|Credit Line||Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918|
|Other Number||SA18 - Other Number|
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