Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather head ornament
  • Hopi peoples
  • feather head ornament, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • eagle feathers?, feathers, buckskin, pigment
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 40 x 23 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 3/4 x 9 1/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7115.06

The single feather has a dark brown top and dark brown and white stripes on the proximal end. There is a cluster of short downy feathers dyed red very loosely tied to the quill of single feather with a strip of red buckskin. It was rubbed with red pigment.