cap (clothing: headwear)

Circular vegetable fibre basket with a concave base decorated with geometric designs in browns and black. The structure is hazel and the top would be conifer root which is in a triple weave. The red is the Woodwardia fern dyed with Alder bark and the black is Maidenhair fern and the light colour is bear grass. The top or button part of the cap could sometimes be a signature as each weaver starts differently.

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