University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:70-9-370
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cayuga
Iroquois
Culture Area: Northeast
Date Made: 1920-1929
Early Date: 1920
Late Date: 1929
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Fiber
Glass
Metal
Height: 30 cm
Width: 30 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Turkey feather headdress mounted on a black piece of cloth with white stripes painted on it. Tailored to fit the head. Turkey feathers with ribbon tassles attached are sewn onto the front of the headdress. A piece of red cloth hides the base of the feathers. Strings of all red beads, all white beads, and beads of varying color, green, blue, white, yellow, black, orange, are sewn to the sides of the headdress. Also, there are four metal (copper) buttons sewn around the edge of the cloth. At the very back edge of the headress is sewn one eagle feather with ribbon tassles attached. Made in the 1920's


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