Basket Hat, c. 1900
Grass and wood
3 9/16 in. x 7 5/16 in. (9 cm x 18.5 cm)
squaw grass, hazel, deciduous tree root, pine root, maidenhair fern
The Hupa and their neighbors, the Yurok and Karok, had very strict ideas as to what constituted a well-made hat. This example does not satisfy the tradtitional criteria as it employs an untraditional cross motif and uses lattice twining to divide the three design zones. However, the other design elements are traditional: the parallelograms are called "set upon one another" and the triangles are "rattlesnake nose."
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 87, fig. 298.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ways of Seeing/Exhibiting American Indian Art: The Pomona College Collection Montgomery Gallery , 1/19/1994 - 3/20/1994
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 87, Figure Number: 298
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