- Museum number
Hood made of cloth, beads, textile.
- Production date
- 1983 (before)
Length: 41.50 centimetres
Width: 20.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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 is red wool with a border of champagne-coloured silk ribbon applique. Lined with a coarser weave of red wool. There are tufts of ribbon at the selvedge seam where the two upper panels are sewn together at the back, the lower not sewn together, these are orange and green silk. At the front are orange and blue silk. Both panels are worked in the double curve motif, using white beads on the uppers, of a size mid-way between seed and pony beads; the motifs elaborated in colours: large and small turquoise beads, small opaque orange beads, small pink and robins-egg-blue beads, seed beads in gold, yellow, royal blue, dark blue, 1 clear blue bead, 2 red beads, opalescent seed beads, opalescent blue, 2 large clear ruby-red beads, off white and white beads, and faceted steel beads. The red panels have the double curve in crystal beads, elaborated with robin's-egg-blue, yellow, black seed beads, with medium white beads one-up/one-down along the edge, and the ribbon applique picked out with groups of one single or two white beads. On the reverse, the upper panel has emerald seed beads in addition to the other colours above, and more of the ruby beads. The reverse lower has pea-green seed beads, sienna seed beads, as well as blue."
- On display (G26/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1985 24 Jun-14 Aug, Canada House Cultural Centre Gallery, London; Mohawk, Micmac and Maliseet: Indian Souvenir Art from Victorian Canada
2005-2007 Apr-Jan, Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Art of this Land
2011 2 Mar-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Northeastern Woodlands"
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Q82 Am 298 (Handlist for 1985 Canada House Cultural Centre Gallery loan: "Mohawk, Micmac and Maliseet: Indian Souvenir Art from Victorian Canada")