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Title
Painting a hat, Nakoaktok
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 10, plate 329
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
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.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00265.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/265
Language
English
Subject
Clothing and dress
Jewelry
Kwakiutl Indians
Native Americans
Photogravure
Portraits
Portrait photography
Headdresses
Manners and customs
Source
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
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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