common noun. cedar bark strips prepared for weaving
Hat'alm amg̱a̱n hoy gyet wilt dzaba gwissg̱a̱n. People use cedar bark strips to make mat coats.
Cora Robinson is folding and bending a length of hat'al to loosen the layers for thinning. Photograph by Margaret Anderson
Cora Robinson preparing hat'al. Photograph by Margaret Anderson 1980.
Photograph taken by Margaret Seguin (Anderson).