Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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roach headdress
  • unknown Plains maker
  • roach headdress, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • horse hair, string, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14 x 4.5 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 11 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0438

Horse hair is bound into a long, thin oval with the ends left free to stand up. The outer band is pink and yellow, the inner bands are red and yellow with two spots of green.