Cap Tail or Trailer
Arts of the Americas
Otter skin, wool trade cloth, glass beads, commercially woven cotton trade cloth, silk ribbons, hide, feathers, sinew
late 19th-early 20th century
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Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
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Osage (Native American). Cap Tail or Trailer, late 19th-early 20th century. Otter skin, wool trade cloth, glass beads, commercially woven cotton trade cloth, silk ribbons, hide, feathers, sinew, 54 x 6 in. (137.2 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.8985. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 11.694.8985.jpg)
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This otter skin cap tail would generally be worn around the neck or attached to a choker. It has a side edge of loom beadwork in white with red and blue designs. The blue cloth heart on the top edge is edged in white and red and is beaded on the reverse side. The support material which is hidden by the fur is covered with reverse appliqué ribbon work which conceals the fur fold and seams.
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