Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather ornament
  • United States
  • feather ornament, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • feathers, buckskin, monofilament, metal, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 12 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0761

These two small brown and yellow feathers are each bound to a bobby pin wrapped in buckskin. They are bound together at the buckskin sleeves with monofilament. There are red feathers in the buckskin sleeve as well. There are yellow feathers at the tips of the larger feathers.