Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) Basketry Rain Hat
A large classic cedar bark hat with its interior woven cedar bark ring or band to keep it on the wearer’s head. It has a simple band along the outside rim and another about ½” inch below it. The interior of the hat has two “checkered” bands; one above the ring and one below the ring which are not visible on the outside surface. There are some stains on the inside of the hat of unknown origin but these also are not visible on the outside of the hat. But for the stains on the inside, the hat is in excellent condition and has the darkened surface of old cedar bark consistent with its age.
D.14" : H. 6"