Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of two feather ornaments
  • Plains peoples
  • one of two feather ornaments, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • golden eagle feathers, metal, leather, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 33 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0754.01

This is one of two matched feather decorations. Each one is a white eagle feather with a brown tip. The end is wrapped with buckskin and has a beaded zigzag design in dark blue, orange, red, and white. It has a small metal band with a scalloped design and a band of white fur. There is a cluster of small feathers in red, orange, and blue at the base of the eagle feather.