Bentwood hat collected by Sheldon Jackson, 1893. The white color and pointed shape mimicked floating ice, which hunters sought to resemble as camouflage.
Wassilie Berlin noted, "This carved walrus was what men wanted to be available when they hunted. These look like gull beaks since gulls are also ocean creatures."
L- 11 1/4 in
W- 6 3/4 in
H- 9 1/4 in
Loaned by The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago 13852