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head band with carved bird head
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • head band with carved bird head, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cloth, wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5.5 x 6 x 49 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 19 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5559

The black cloth band has narrow unbleached cloth ties at either end. The front of the headband has a small carved wooden bird face held in place with black string. The bird head is blue with large eyes in white and black. The beak is yellow and slightly open with a red tongue. The back and top of the face has a black band.