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The Americas

The Ulster Museum has an extensive ethnographic collection from the Americas, particularly relating to Native American tribes. The collection reflects the complexity of these civilisations from the artistic force of the Northwest Coast tribes to the political skill of the Iroquois nation and the technical excellence of the peaceful tribes of California.

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Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Attractive coil woven basket with unusual decoration. There are four vertical bands of diverging black arrowheads bordering a W design in brown and on...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

coil woven basket with design of chevron and open lozenge in black....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with lightning pattern of solid brown in five units. One small row of yellow in each unit. Rim and base damaged and worn....

Mask

Mask

Wooden mask painted blue with red lips and black moustache and eyebrows. The nostrils and ears are red. Masks like these were worn by secret dancing s...

Frontlet

Frontlet

Wooden frontlet of hawk gripping the head of a beaver. There are holes along the top for feathers or walrus whiskers but these are now missing. Two po...

Bag : food gathering

Bag : food gathering

Food gathering bag woven from wool and wild hemp grass in bright geometric patterns of blue, pink, green, red and yellow...

Basket : Bottleneck

Basket : Bottleneck

Coil woven bottleneck basket with rattlesnake pattern in brown and black on cream....

Cradle

Cradle

Strongly-made boat-shaped carrying cradle in imbricated basketwork. The sides are decorated with black and cream and red dyed cane and the carrying st...

Basket : hat

Basket : hat

Coil woven hat with five units of lightning pattern in black, from 'Sallie, daughter of last Chief of George Creek Indians'....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Fairly crudely made coil woven basket with rather untidy design in brown and black stepped rectangles. One row of red wool on shoulder....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with five units of vertical arrowhead pattern in brown and black....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with treble running chevron designs at rim....

Basket : trinket

Basket : trinket

Small slightly lop-sided basket with two zones of chevron decoration in brown....

Hat

Hat

Coil woven basket with three rows of lozenge design in brown at the rim....

Box : food

Box : food

Square-kerfed bent wood box with deep relief carving of hawk's heads at either end, its wings emerging from the sides. Cowrie shells are inset into th...

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

Painted carved figure, sometimes called a doll. White and red ear pieces, pointed nose, holding a staff and rattle....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with six groups of lightning pattern in black and one fork of of lightning pattern abandoned. ....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Beautifully woven coil weave basket with fairly sharp shoulder in cream with dark brown lozenge pattern in three zones....

Cloak

Cloak

cloak made of knotted string around which feathers have been wound. Bands of brownish black feathers, interspersed with several greenish feathers bord...

Hat : basket

Hat : basket

Coil woven hat with broad band of rattlesnake pattern in brown and black below rim. Information on label `Bought from Lucy Chapo camp. Lucy, last of t...

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Strongly made coil woven hat with decoration consisting of five vertical panels of black, containing inverted reddish brown arrowheads, interspersed w...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Very well made cream coloured coil woven basket with four vertical zones of zigzags composed of rectangles interspersed with a single cross....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Narrow-necked basket of coil weave with brown chevron at base and at greatest circumference. A row of nine male figures in brown is woven round the ba...

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with double running chevron design at base and rim in black...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Small globular open-neck coil woven basket with lightning pattern in black round widest part of body....

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