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, leather, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 54 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 21 1/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0757

The single eagle feather has a buckskin wrapped quill covered in beading. The beading has a light blue field with bands of diamonds in orange and black or green and red. There is a red and blue feather at the base of the eagle feather on one side and a white feather on the other side. There is a buckskin fringe tassel at the end.