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Head Plume (Wo-lo-wai-to), One of a Pair

MEDIUM Red-shafted flicker feathers, acorn woodpecker scalp feathers, valley-quail topknot feathers, abalone shell, glass beads, oak, iron wire, cotton string
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 1 3/16 x 4 5/16 x 12 5/8 in. (3 x 11 x 32.1 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 08.491.8801.1
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1908, Museum Collection Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 08.491.8801.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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Head Plume (Wo-lo-wai-to), One of a Pair

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