Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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head ornament
  • Brazil
  • head ornament, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • amazon parrot feathers, yarn, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 26.5 x 24.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 7/16 x 9 5/8 in
  • Gift of Robert D. Turner Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6872

The head ornament is made from a loop of seven strands of green yarn. About 2/3 of the length of yarn is used to hold the feathers. The feathers are a uniform length, in green, orange, and yellow and they slightly overlap.