Head Plume (Wo-lo-wai-to), One of a Pair
Arts of the Americas
Red-shafted flicker feathers, acorn woodpecker scalp feathers, valley-quail topknot feathers, abalone shell, glass beads, oak, iron wire, cotton string
late 19th-early 20th century
1 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 12 5/8 in. (3 x 11 x 32.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
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George Barber (Maidu, Native American, 1833-1918). Head Plume (Wo-lo-wai-to), One of a Pair, late 19th-early 20th century. Red-shafted flicker feathers, acorn woodpecker scalp feathers, valley-quail topknot feathers, abalone shell, glass beads, oak, iron wire, cotton string, 1 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 12 5/8 in. (3 x 11 x 32.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8801.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.491.8801.jpg)
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At either side of this bunch of owl feathers are one or two pairs of triple pronged ceremonial hairpins. Wire is used as their base as the desired effect is to make them tremble as the dancer moves.
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