Beaded hat - ROM2005_5973_2


Beaded hat

Maker: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Mohawk?
Medium:Cloth, glass beads, metal sequins
Geography: Great Lakes, Canada or USA
Date: late 19th century
18 x 23 x 16.5 cm
Object number: 989.15.10
Credit Line: Repatriated from England by the Royal Ontario Museum with the assistance of a grant approved by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Ouevre rapatriée de England par le Musée royal de l'Ontario avec l'aide d'une subvention approuvée par le Ministre du Patrimoine Canadien vertu de la Loi sur L'Exposition et L'Importation du Biens Culturels.
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture

Haudenosaunee bead workers created many kinds of beautiful items for sale to tourists. The beaded items like this peaked hat were designed to appeal to Victorian tastes, but they had more than economic significance for the Haudenosaunee makers.

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