View additional images.NA-2505 Northwest Coast Basketry Hat
A Northwest Coast Basketry Hat, Haida Tribe, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, circa 1870s.
Superbly woven spruce root is masterfully painted with native pigments. Attributed to "The Master of the Chicago Settee" as the probable artist by Bill Holm, Curator Emeritus of the Burke Museum in Seattle, the work depicts the stylized formlines creating a mythical "Sea Grizzly" and a humanoid face mask.
See Bill Holm, Soft Gold, for a closely related example.
Condition: Excellent, with no stitch breaks or repairs.
Height: 7.5 in. (19 cm.); Diameter: 15.3 in. (39 cm.).