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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
  • parrot feathers, feathers, gum resin, opossum fur, plant fiber
  • Object Length: 77 cm
    Object Length: 30 5/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3631

The bundle of twisted plant fiber strings has orange and green feathers interspersed. Each end has a thick string covered with black resin and decorated with tufts of white feathers and orange feathers.

This was probably part of a larger object.