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
  • macaw feathers, string, leather, fur, wood, dyeing
  • Object Length: 28 cm
    Object Length: 11 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0752
Description

This thin stick has a light-colored buckskin covering at one end with the remainder wrapped with string. The string is mostly purple but there are stripes in bright pink, off white, light pink, and medium pink. There are three small bands of white fur and two tufts of bright yellow feathers.