Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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roach headdress
  • unknown Chatiks si Chaticks (Pawnee) maker
  • roach headdress, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • porcupine hair, deer fur, cord, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: approximately 14 x 15 x 48 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: approximately 5 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 18 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0420

This roach has a row of dark brown porcupine hair with yellow tips behind a row of red deer fur stitched around a keyhole-shaped base made of pink, possibly cotton, cord with a small amount of white cord in the round part. This roach is long and narrow, the fur sticking up rather than falling to the side.