Head Plume (Wo-pol-do)
Arts of the Americas
Acorn woodpecker scalp, prairie falcon feather, quail topknot, hide, glass beads, cotton string, wool, dye, iron, wood
late 19th or early 20th century
16 1/4 x 2 x 1 1/4 in. (41.3 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
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George Barber (Maidu, 1833-1918). Head Plume (Wo-pol-do), late 19th or early 20th century. Acorn woodpecker scalp, prairie falcon feather, quail topknot, hide, glass beads, cotton string, wool, dye, iron, wood, 16 1/4 x 2 x 1 1/4 in. (41.3 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8802. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 08.491.8802_bw_SL4.jpg)
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Plume stick consisting of a wooden handle and two feathers attached to the handle by two cords of white beads.This pin would be stuck into the bunch of owl feathers (08.491.8807). These items are part of the feathered headgear stuck into a hairnet and tied at the back of a dancer's head.
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