191223-104 A very early Haida Twined Spruce Root Hat of classic tapering form,
mid 19th century
7 1/2" hx 14"d
Very finely and tightly woven in split spruce root, in three-strand skip stitch twining techniques, with a concentric zigzag pattern on the brim, a smoother texture on the head covering the crown.
Has old repairs of long split and small rim repair as pictured. Has a sort rim crack and some wear on the interior head band as pictured... all consistent with native wear and usage.
Overall Condition is Very Good
From a private old timer Seattle Estate Collection.