CATALOG NO: 72472
OBJECT TYPE: woman's beaded headdress
also see 72476 - man's beaded headdress.
The Fisher collection provides evidence that beaded caps were worn by
both men and women at Alutiiq dances and festivals, at least among the
people of Tangirnaq (Woody Island, Kodiak). To the left is a female headdress (nacaq) from Tangirnaq. The man's dance cap (see 72476)
sports a more hood-like shape than the woman's design, which is comprised
of circular tiers of beads. Both are constructed with cotton beige
thread and braided sinew on a frame of very soft caribou strips.