Vintage Native American Indian Whaler's Chief Maquinna basket Hat Museum Piece
RARE Vintage Native American Indian hand created basketry hat (exact date not known) Nuu-chah-nulth Vintage Nootka Makha North Coast American Indian Whaler's Chief Maquinna basket Hat Museum Piece This hat was worn by chiefs and whalers in the village only. The all natural material used to weave this hat is red cedar bark which is stripped from the tree in mid June. A 10-12 inch strip is taken from the north side of the tree and may be 20-30 feet in length.
The bark is then taken off the strip until the fine part of the cedar becomes soft and flexible. The design is beautifully illustrated with canoes, Nuu-chah-nulth Whalers and grey whales all intricately woven with black swamp grass. Size: app 9" tall / 9" diameter across bottom Condition: Vintage from estate of collector - excellent used condition - please view all photos - ask questions - Thanks for looking! Your business is greatly appreciated! The item "Vintage Native American Indian Whaler's Chief Maquinna basket Hat Museum Piece" is in sale since Friday, September 27, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Baskets". The seller is "qualitystuffplus" and is located in Oakland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Tribal Affiliation: Ahousaht / Nootka Makha
- Modified Item: No
- Featured Refinements: Native American Basket
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Origin: North Coast Nootka Makha
- Artisan: not known
- Handmade: Yes