Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather headdress
  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • feather headdress, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • feathers, cedar bark, cloth, thread, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: approximately 15 x 30 x 53 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: approximately 5 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 20 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0428

This is an oval-shaped headdress. The base is made of two bundles of cedar bark strips with a tuft at the front and back points. The base is lined with dark blue fabric. The sides, not the tufts, are covered with bundles of feathers in mixed colors: yellow, orange, purple, green, and brown/white stripe. It has brown cloth strips for ties.