uu-uutahpuk (Whaler's Hat)

About this object

Narrative

Commissioned by the UBC Museum of Anthropology.

Physical description

Conical hat (no liner) with knob at crown; wrapped twine cedar warp over horizontal grass weft. Purple-black, green and red dyed designs of canoes filled with whalers hunting large whales; coloured bands of linear designs encircle the upper half of the hat.