Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • headdress, late 1800s–1944
  • opossum fur, plant fiber, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 89.5 x 17 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 35 1/4 x 6 11/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3941

The two bundles of twisted plant fiber cords, in light brown, are tied together at each end. There are thick fringes of twisted possum fur from the tied ends of the bundles.