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Headdress or Feathered Bonnet

Arts of the Americas

CULTURES Sioux or Cheyenne
MEDIUM Feathers, beads, pigment, hide,dyed horsehair
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES late 19th–early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 68 1/2 x 8 7/16in. (174 x 21.5cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Eagle feather headdress with long trailer. Definitely Northern Plains even though the step design on the headband is very Cheyenne. This beautiful headdress is small and might have been for a youth. Built over a felt hat. Most of the feathers are still intact and looks like it wasn't worn very much. Anyone who wore these must earn the right. Today when students graduate from school they might wear their father's. Both Sioux and Cheyenne originated this style.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Sioux. Headdress or Feathered Bonnet, late 19th–early 20th century. Feathers, beads, pigment, hide,dyed horsehair, 68 1/2 x 8 7/16in. (174 x 21.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 05.553. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.553_profile_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE profile, 05.553_profile_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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