Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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portion of a headdress
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • portion of a headdress, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
  • rainbow lorikeet feathers, parrot feathers?, string, gum resin, opossum fur
  • Object Diameter: 10 cm
    Object Diameter: 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3645

The rope-like decoration is made of possum fur. It is decorated with orange feathers at regular intervals with downy white feathers. It is currently sewn into a ring.