Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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head ornament
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • head ornament, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cloth, horse hair, string
  • Object Length/Width: 40 x 31 cm
    Object Length/Width: 15 3/4 x 12 3/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0439

This is a strip of green corduroy-like cloth with long locks of red horse hair stitched to it at regular intervals. Each lock is wrapped with off-white string and the locks are splayed out and stitched to the cloth band.