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: 31 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0760

This is an eagle feather decoration with sawtooth edges and white fluffy feathers at the base. A red feather is at the distal end. The quill at the proximal end is wrapped with beading in red, orange, yellow, white, light blue, and medium blue. There is a buckskin tab at the end.