Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feathered hair ornament
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • feathered hair ornament, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: S.CENTRAL AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
  • cockatoo feathers, wood, string, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33 x 28 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 11 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2862

The narrow wooden stick has a large bunch of white feathers wrapped to the end with blue string.