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Ceremonial hat. Early 19th century
Ceremonial hat. Early 19th century
Number
МАЭ № 633-16
Title
Ceremonial hat
Ethnicity
Chugach
Date
Early 19th century
Expedition
Russian circumnavigations and half round-the-world sea expeditions
Collectors-person
Material
spruce root, paint, woolen thread, sinew
Dimensions
height 37 cm, diameter of the brim 35 cm, diameter of the crown 8 cm, height of the extensions 24 cm
Annotation
The elders wore hats with cylindrical extensions. Such hats were worn during the Potlaches – traditional celebrations that were accompanied with feasts and reciprocity of wealth.
Corpus
Ethnography of America
Albums
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