blue wool; pointed top; red wool trim; green, pink, blue and yellow silk edging and small decorative loose strips; curvilinear designs in lines of white beads accented with red wool appliqués; white bead trim

Woman's hood, c. 1800-1850

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English explorers first described women's Micmac hoods of this type in the 17th century, yet few have survived because they were made of fragile materials. Decorative silk ribbons, highlighted with white beads, can be found along the edging and down the center of the hood. The exact meaning of the double-curved motif that decorates the surface of the hood is not certain; it may be a protective element, or refer to flowers or vines.

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Title
Woman's hood
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2008.63
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blue wool; pointed top; red wool trim; green, pink, blue and yellow silk edging and small decorative loose strips; curvilinear designs in lines of white beads accented with red wool appliqués; white bead trim