Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bark cloth headband
  • unknown Bora maker
  • bark cloth headband, late 1800s–1985
  • Where object was made: Pebas ?, Peru
  • bark cloth, pigment, porcupine quills
  • Object Height/Width: 13 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/8 x 10 7/16 in
  • Gift of Margaret S. Hodges
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6906

The headband is made of light natural colored bark cloth. The front is painted with dark brown triangles forming a cross. There are dark tipped quills along the top edge in graduated sizes.