Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather ornament
  • unknown Plains maker
  • feather ornament, late 1800s–1970
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Golden Eagle feathers, wool, buckskin, sinew, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: approximately 35 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width: approximately 13 3/4 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Orvel A. Criqui
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0759

These two white eagle feathers with brown tips are tied together loosely with a buckskin strip. The proximal quill on each feather is wrapped with red wool and is held in place with sinew at either end. The quill is looped at the end for buckskin.