Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of five feather ornaments
  • United States
  • one of five feather ornaments, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: United States
  • golden eagle feathers, silk ribbons, cloth, metal, yarn, thread
  • Object Length/Width: longest 50 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: longest 19 5/8 x 2 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: shortest 35 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: shortest 13 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0764.03

This is one of a set of five feather ornaments. Each is a white eagle feather with a brown tip. The exposed quill at the end is wrapped with cloth or yarn and sewn to a short metal rod. One yellow and one red ribbon is stitched to the distal end of the feather.

For 2007.0764.03, the quill is wrapped with red cloth.