From: United States of America | Alaska | Sitka

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA8504
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit | L’uknaxh.ádi Clan | Sitka L’uknaxh.ádi Clan | Sea Lion House
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Sitka
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Spruce Root | Pigment | Wood | Ermine | Mollusk Shell | Leather | String
Iconography Raven

Woven hat with a raven design painted on in black, green, and red. A wooden raven's beak is attached to the front above a painted, skeletonized animal. The beak is painted black with red lips and abalone shell inlay for teeth. Feather designs are painted along the sides and back of the hat. A zigzag or "tree shadow" design is woven into the lower half (Frances Paul, 1944 p. 54). Top-stock of three spruce root basketry rings painted green with an ermine pelt attached to the top ring. A hat band encircles the center of the interior with animal hide straps attached to affix the hat to the wearer's head.

Technical notes: twined, close twined, two-strand, diagonal/twill twining, three-strand.

Height 29 cm
Width 41 cm
Depth 39 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918
Other Number HT7 - Collector Number

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