Split Horn Headdress


Medium: Horn, horse hair, rooster feathers, hawk birdskin, hide, glass beads, fur, silk, wool, cotton, sinew

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 49 x 9 in. (124.5 x 22.9 cm)



Accession Number: 11.694.9050

Catalogue Description:
The front of the headdress has a beaded headband in blue and white. From under the headband, trailing down the back is dyed red horse hair. Two long horns (beef horns) are on either side. A roach of bird skin and feathers is fastened to center of horsehair trailer. Four bands of dyed feathers are attached to a red wool trailer faced with cotton fabric that hangs down the back of the headdress. According to Sean Standing Bear 10/24/2000) the small concentric beaded circles on either side of the headdress are 'eyeballs.'

Brooklyn Museum