uu-uutahpuk (Whaler's Hat)

About this object

Narrative

Commissioned by the Museum.

Physical description

Conical woven hat with a protruding bulb-like shape at the apex. Design: whaling scene in black, yellow, orange, green and red. One strip of green and orange (one row wide), and purple and white (two rows) near rim. Near crown: purple/white (three rows), red/brown (two rows), yellow/green (two rows) and purple/white on knob. Wrapped twining weave (stitches vary in length) with reinforced plaited inner band.