uu-uutahpuk (Whaler's Hat)

About this object

Narrative

Commissioned by the UBC Museum of Anthropology.

Physical description

Conical woven hat with a protruding bulb-like shape at the apex; wrapped twined weaving with diagonal twined weaving in some rows near base. Folded warp bottom. Whale hunt motif. Main colours: deep red (at crown), turquoise-green, purple. Sets of four canoes, and two whales being harpooned by small human figures.