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Hat

gaydim wist “spruce-root hat”
Language: Nisga’a

Women were the weavers of baskets and basketry hats, both along the coast where they worked with red cedar bark fiber and in the interior where they twined hats and baskets from the split roots of spruce trees. This Nisga’a everyday spruce root rain hat has a snug-fitting inner cap.

Culture: Tsimshian
Region: Nass River, British Columbia, Canada
Object Category: Clothing
Dimensions: Diameter 33cm
Accession Date: 1916
Source: George T. Emmons (collector)
Museum: National Museum of the American Indian
Museum ID Number: 054254.000