Sea Monster Hat (1995)

Wood Engraving w/tint block and colored penciling

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 25

Edition of A/P: 2

Book Edition: 10

Paper type: Archival quality

Print size: 7" x 8"

Image size: 4" x 5"

Hand pulled by the Artist from the original end grain maple block on an Ettan etching press at Sitka, Alaska on March 1995.

Book edition print is featured in From Long Ago: Crests, Hats and MasksSome proofs are dated 1994.

Northwest coast ceremonial hat, probably Tlingit. Carved wood with abalone and copper insets. The abalone shell a trade item from California in early days. The hat is topped with three woven potlatch rings indicating that the wearer had hosted three potlatches.