Head Band (Wo-lo-lo-ko)
Arts of the Americas
Feather, quill, cotton, fiber
early 20th century
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Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
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George Barber (Maidu, Native American, 1833-1918). Head Band (Wo-lo-lo-ko), early 20th century. Feather, quill, cotton, fiber, 31 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (79.4 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8808. Creative Commons-BY
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A common type of ceremonial headgear in central California, flicker feathered bands were worn horizontally over the forehead, down over the eyes with the two ends flapping loosely at the sides. Pomo and Maidu versions are virtually identical. The vivid contrast in colors- orange from stripped shafts, black from the natural shaped tails - is produced by using different feathers of the same bird.
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