Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • headdress, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
  • rainbow lorikeet feathers, parrot feathers?, string, gum resin
  • Object Length: 95 cm
    Object Length: 37 3/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3643

The twisted bundle of twisted strings is interspersed with tufts of green and orange feathers. The ends are bound with black resin. There is one long fringe at either end, covered with orange feathers, a few green feathers and a white feather at the end.