Late 1900's Karok Basketry Hat w/ Obsidian Blade Design (#03)

7" x 4"

In Northern California, Karok weavers were known for their ceremonial basket hats.  This particular weaving dates from around 1900 and features an obsidian blade design.  Hazel branches are used for the foundation while bear grass, maidenhair fern woodwardia are used to create the design.  Steve and Georgiana Simpson collected this basket.