NUU CHAH NULTH WHALER HAT BY JESSIE WEBSTER 1909-1991


Regular price $1,650.00
Jessie Webster born July 11, 1909 and died January 26, 1991 she was influenced by her mother and Nellie Jacobson starting at the age of seven.  She was recognize as one of the best hat weavers on Vancouver Island.  I am not sure of the age of the hat but because of the aniline dye fade in the design I would guess in the 1950s?  Inner cedar bark and bear grass is used in the wrapped twinning technique construction of the hat.  The hat was collected at Ahousat village 20 years ago.  The condition is as found but no restoration and missinstitches.