Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather necklace
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • feather necklace, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • plant fiber, feathers
  • Object Length/Width: 72 x 22 cm
    Object Length/Width: 28 3/8 x 8 11/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5215.02

The necklace (2007.5215.02) is made of white feathers secured to a twisted plant fiber cord. The ends are left free to tie.

The bag is used to hold men's feather ornaments, but it is only carried by women.