Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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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
  • string, rainbow lorkeet feathers
  • Object Length: 12 cm
    Object Length: 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3639

The bundle of twisted plant fiber strings has light colored fibers with downy white feathers twisted in.

This was probably part of a larger object.