Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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roach headdress
  • unknown Hinono’eino (Arapaho) maker
  • roach headdress, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • deer hair, porcupine hair, wool yarn, buckskin, string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: approximately 19 x 44 x 56 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: approximately 7 1/2 x 17 5/16 x 22 1/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0418
Label Text

This is a large roach with brown hair and light brown tips and shorter bright pink hair. The hair is attached around the perimeter of a keyhole-shaped panel of dark red wool yarn, with a buckskin loop near the middle. There is a loop of twisted string at the narrow end of the roach.