Karok (Karuk) Basketry Hat
This beautifully woven basketry hat with intricate polychrome bands and zig-zag design. Very good condition.
Basketry hats, also known as fancy caps, are predominantly found in southwest Oregon and northwest California amongst the Hoopa, Karuk, Tolowa, Wiyot, Yurok, Shasta, and Klamath tribes. These close-twined rounded hats, traditionally worn by women during special occasions and as a part of everyday wear are known for their geometric design motifs in half-twist overlay, using materials such as beargrass, hazel, and maidenhair fern.
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