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Headdress

Object Number:NA5780
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Bear Hide
Bear Fur
Height: 17.5 cm
Length: 19 cm
Width: 3 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

Description

Headdress made from an untanned, stiff piece of bear hide with black fur on one side. The hide is shaped as a two tall hump that narrow toward the center and join and also narrow toward the opposite ends. Fragments of animal hide straps are attached to the outer, lower edges.

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