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feather and cedar bark headdress
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • feather and cedar bark headdress, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • feathers, cedar bark, thread, string, cloth, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13 x 64 x 53 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/8 x 25 3/16 x 20 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0427

These thick braids of cedar bark strips wrap around the head and tie together to form a tassel at the front and back. A smaller braid goes over top of the head from tassel to tassel. Dark brown-grey feathers are split down the quill and are tied into bundles which are attached on the front half of the headdress and at the tie of the tassel in back. There are two strips of faded black fabric for ties.