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eagle feather headdress
  • Plains peoples
  • eagle feather headdress, late 1800s–1960
  • Where object was made: Oklahoma, United States
  • eagle feathers, hawk feathers, felt, horsehair, buckskin, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 51 x 61 x 72 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 1/16 x 24 x 28 3/8 in
  • Gift of Dennis E. Domer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6286

The eagle feather headdress has a beaded band at the front. The white eagle feathers are tipped in black with red and white downy feathers at the top and bottom. The quills are wrapped with red felt and buckskin tabs are attached to a light brown felt cap. The loom beaded band across the front has a white field and three triangles across the front, each in yellow, orange, red, blue, and green. The beaded medallion at either end has a white field and red star like shape in the center with yellow, light blue, and dark blue detail. It has a green and black border. There is a tassel of short brown and white hawk feathers at each medallion.