Wall Pocket with Beaded Seaweed or Kelp Design (Fungi Textile)

Tlingit, Northwest Coast


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about 1903

Laricifomes officinalis mycelial felt, trimmed with black cotton cloth and flannel and glass seed

Overall: 8 11/16 × 5 1/8 in. (22 × 13 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Dorothy Vaughan Haberman



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag


Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Published References

Blanchette, R. A., D. T. Haynes, B. W. Held, J. Niemann and N. Wales. Fungal mycelial mats used as textile by Indigenous People of North America. Mycologia, 2021


"Indian neighbors"; given to Anna Elizabeth Carlyon Von Hasslocher (1874- 1964) and Emil Alexander Von Hasslocher (1867-1946)(changed name to Edward Alexander Vaughan about 1919), Ketchikan, Alaska as a wedding gift, in 1903; given to their daughter, Dorothy Kathleen Von Hasslocher Vaughan Haberman (1903-1992), about 1956; given to present collection, 1959, through the Stefansson Collection, Dartmouth College.

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