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, buckskin, wood, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 33.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0755

The unevenly trimmed eagle feather has a small stick at the proximal end. The stick is wrapped with beading in bands of white, dark blue, orange, blue-green, and red. A small buckskin strip is tied around the end.