Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather ornament
  • North or Central America
  • feather ornament, late 1800s–1980
  • golden eagle feathers, feathers,buckskin, dyeing, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 56 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 1/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0758

This is a mostly brown eagle feather with a buckskin fringe tassel. The proximal end of the quill is wrapped with beading: a light blue field and bands of orange and black or red and green. There is a single red feather on one side and a blue feather on the other side of the eagle feather.