From: United States of America | Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Haines

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Title Raven
Object Number NA11758
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chilkoot | Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Southeast Alaska | Haines
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Lukaax.adi Clan
Section American
Materials Birch Bark | Wood | Abalone Shell | Porcupine Quill | Fur | Pigment | Hide | Cotton
Technique Carved | Embroidered

Headdress or cap called the "Raven Headcover" (LS). A raven's head is carved from wood and attached at the front of the headdress. The raven has abalone shell eyes and a white ermine pelt in its mouth. Goat and bear fur adorn the top of the headpiece behind the raven head. A design made from dyed porcupine quills adorns the body of the cap. Quill work is stitched onto a thin leather backing that is then sewn onto a birch bark frame. The stepped design made with quill work is similar to a Tlingit basketry pattern called "shaman's hat." (Kaplan and Barsness, 1986 p. 165)

Length 41.5 cm
Width 17.7 cm
Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1927
Other Number 132 - Other Number

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