Native American

Hat

Artist: Primrose Adams

Culture/People: Haida

Place: British Columbia

Media: Spruce root, paints

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Description: Twined spruce-root hats were traditionally worn on the northern Northwest Coast. Today they continue to be important ceremonial wear, displaying the crests of their wearers.  Primrose Adams received the 2011 Creative Lifetime Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art. Ted Coe became familiar with her work when he purchased several of her baskets for the exhibition Lost and Found Traditions (1986, American Museum of Natural History, New York), saying, “When I landed her as a participant I felt I was finally on the way.” Acquired from Lattimer Gallery, Vancouver Canada, 2006.

RTC No: NA1248

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Hat by Primrose Adams

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