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The painter is clad in a short, seamless, cedar-bark cafe, which is worn for protection from rain. That she is a woman of wealth and rank is shown by the abalone-shell nose-ornament and the gold bracelets, no less than by her possession of a "chief's hat." These waterproof hats, of a form borrowed from the Haida, are made of closely woven shreds of fibrous spruce-roots, and are ornamented with one of the owner's crests- a highly conventionalized painting of some animal or mythological being.
Clothing and dress Jewelry Kwakiutl Indians Native Americans Photogravure Portraits Portrait photography Headdresses Manners and customs
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.10 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library