Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather ornament
  • North or Central America
  • feather ornament, late 1800s–1980
  • chicken feathers, hawk feathers, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 18 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 1/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0762

This white feather has a black stripe along the quill and lays over a slightly larger brown feather with white downy feathers at the base. The bundled quills are wrapped with buckskin and beaded in dark blue, medium blue, light blue, and white. The buckskin tab at the end is edged with dark blue beads.