From: Guyana

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number SA771
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Apalaii
Provenience Guyana
Culture Area Amazonia
Section American
Materials Feather | Beetle Wing

Large feather headdress. Central column made from palm fiber basketry with of rows of clipped, multicolored feathers. The column is topped with short, white feathers and long orange and blue feathers, most of which stand upright. Two sections of orange feathers hang down with smaller feather and beetle wing ornamentation at the ends. The lower section of the headdress has bundles of cloth cords that hand down. 6 fragments accompanying it.

Credit Line Amazonian Expedition, William C. Farabee, 1916

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