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Headdress

Object Number:NA5779
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Bear Skin
Horse Hair
Height: 17 cm
Length: 50 cm
Width: 19.5 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

Description

Headdress made from two untanned, stiff pieces of bear hide with black fur on one side. Each piece of bear hide is shaped as a tall hump that narrows toward one end where it joins with the other piece of hide. Brown horse hair is woven into a strip of hide which is then attached to each panel along the outer edge, opposite the narrow join at the center.

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