Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • garment?, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
  • rainbow lorikeet feathers, parrot feathers?, string, gum resin
  • Object Length/Width: 13 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 1/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3644

The bracelet-like decoration consists of a bundle of twisted plant fiber strings decorated with tufts of white and orange feathers. The string-like ends are tied together to form a ring.