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Ceremonial Headdress for Girls

Arts of the Americas

On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
CULTURE Tembé
MEDIUM Feathers, cotton, bird skins
  • Place Made: Brazil
  • DATES circa 1964
    DIMENSIONS 21 × 8 × 9 in. (53.3 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 64.248.25
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Ingeborg de Beausacq
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tembé. Ceremonial Headdress for Girls, circa 1964. Feathers, cotton, bird skins, 21 × 8 × 9 in. (53.3 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ingeborg de Beausacq, 64.248.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 64.248.25_front_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 64.248.25_front_PS11.jpg., 2020
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Headdress consisting of a woven cotton headband in light purple and white decorated at the back with long danglers of multicolored, feathered tassels. Black and white feathers extend from top of headband and two danglers of blue feathers (cotinga) still attached to bird skin and supported by cotton backing hanging down the front. Condition: good.
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    Tembé. <em>Ceremonial Headdress for Girls</em>, circa 1964. Feathers, cotton, bird skins, 21 × 8 × 9 in. (53.3 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ingeborg de Beausacq, 64.248.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 64.248.25_front_PS11.jpg)