Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • headband, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • string, rainbow lorikeet feather, pigment, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 22 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3943

The wide woven headband is made of twisted plant fibers. It is decorated with five bands of fluffy white feathers and two rows of red feathers. There is red string on one edge.