Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wool headdress
  • unknown Musqueam maker
  • wool headdress, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • mountain goat wool, pigment, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 80 x 38 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 1/2 x 14 15/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1380

The headdress is made of off-white twisted wool that has been braided together. The ends are left as fringe and tufts of wool cords have been been attached to the side, giving the effect of an overall fringe. Red pigment has been applied to the surface of the braided portion.