From: Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA8513
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tsimshian
Provenience Canada | British Columbia | Naas River Region
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Skin | Cotton Cloth | Ermine
Technique Basketry

Twined hat made from split spruce root. 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 diagonal line pattern. Top-stock of six spruce root basketry rings with two ermine pelts attached to the top ring. Cloth straps are attached to the interior to affix the helmet to the wearer's head.

Height 32 cm
Outside Diameter 92 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number NS13 - Field No SF

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