- Museum number
Hood made of cloth, beads.
Length: 40 centimetres
Width: 21 centimetres
- Curator's comments
see Rayna Green (ed) `The British Museum Encyclopaedia of Native North America' British Museum Press, 1999. NB - the number in the index is incorrect, it has been reversed with the roach spreader on the same page. see JCH King `First Peoples, First Contacts' British Museum Press 1999.
Note by Ruth Holmes Whitehead, March 1985. "Woman's traditional peaked cap of four pieces of wool, the two upper sections of black wool with a border of red silk ribbon applique, the lower section red wool, with a border of purple ribbon appliques. All open edges have an additional border of white glass pony beads in the one up/one down pattern. Cap lined with grape coloured glazed cotton. (Linings are unusual on caps such as these.) Both sections are decorated with the double curve motif in beadwork, using white glass beads on the lower section, and grey-white glass beads on the uppers. The motifs are elaborated in beads of other colours: white, ultramarine, pink, robins-egg-blue, turquoise, gold, crystal, gentian blue, powder blue, pea green, teal blue, pale pink, dark green, coral seed beads. There are also faceted brass beads and slightly larger crystal beads, indicating late nineteenth century date. The cap is in the shape of a square with a right-angled triangle on top."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1982-1987 Jun-Jan, Museum of Mankind, Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian Life in North America, 1600-1900
1988 15 Jan-1 May, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1988 1 Jul-1 Nov, Museum of Civilization, Lorne Building, Ottawa, The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples
1999 25 Jun-2011 2 Mar, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Northeastern Woodlands"
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number