Ceremonial Headdress for Girls
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Feathers, cotton, bird skins
21 × 8 × 9 in. (53.3 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Ingeborg de Beausacq
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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)
front, 64.248.25_front_PS11.jpg., 2020
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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.
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