Hat with Tcamaos design
Arts of the Americas
Spruce root, pigment
late 19th century
16 x 16 x 44 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 111.8 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund
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Tom Price (Haida, Native American, 1857-1927). Hat with Tcamaos design, late 19th century. Spruce root, pigment, 16 x 16 x 44 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 111.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1905, Museum Collection Fund, 05.588.7322. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.588.7322_SL1.jpg)
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Woven hat painted by Native American artist Tom Price with the symbol of a leading family in black, red, and blue green. The design is of Tcamaos, the mythological personification of submerged driftwood that comes to the surface and causes damage to canoes when users aren't watching. The red ovoid form that is part of the artist's personal style as well as the red star on the crown help to identify Tom Price as the painter of the hat.
CONDITION: Stable and fair. There are numerous repairs with minor cracks and breaks. The blue green paint around the eyes has almost completely flaked off.
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