Hat

Hat

late 1800s
Artist
Charles Edenshaw (Da.a xiigang), Haida, 1839-1920
Work Locations: Skidegate, BC, Masset, BC
Isabella Edenshaw, Haida, 1858-1926
Born: Klukwan Village, AK
Work Locations: Masset, BC
Culture
Haida
hat
Plant fiber and paint
Native Arts acquisition funds
1947.338

Isabella and Charles Edenshaw (Haida), Hat, late 1800s. Plant fiber and paint; 5¾ x 17 in. Native Arts acquisition fund, 1947.338

Dimensions
height: 5 3/4 in, 14.605 cm; diameter: 17 in, 43.1800 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
Among the Haida, the name “Edenshaw” is synonymous with artistic excellence. Charles Edenshaw was a skilled carver and painter; he apprenticed under his uncle, the renowned carver, Albert Edward Edenshaw. Charles’s wife, Isabella, wove this elegant hat from spruce tree roots while Charles painted its exterior. Multiple generations of their descendants continue their artistic legacy.
Known Provenance
Charles Wiegel collection. Erich Kohlberg, Denver, CO, before 1947; Denver Art Museum, 1947.