Tom Price (Haida, 1857-1927). <em>Hat with Tcamaos design</em>, 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)

Hat with Tcamaos design

Artist:Tom Price

Medium: Spruce root, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 44 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 111.8 cm)



Accession Number: 05.588.7322

Image: 05.588.7322_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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