Northern California Basketry Hat
This is a hat for a collector who likes and appreciates interesting and unusual basketry from the Northern California coastal area. The hat has a cross warp open weave area below the rim which I don't recall ever seeing on a hat. The open warps have been dyed red and the designs and bands on the hat are all a darker red woodwardia fern. The only damage to the hat is a small missing section of the rim. Because of the unusual treatment of the rim and the uniform intensity of the red, this is a basketry hat that is well worth owning, despite the missing rim section.
H. 3 ⅛"; D. 6 ½"