Tembé. <em>Girl's Initiation Headdress</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)

Girl's Initiation Headdress


Medium: Feathers, cotton, bird skins

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:circa 1964

Dimensions: 21 × 8 × 9 in. (53.3 × 20.3 × 22.9 cm)



Accession Number: 64.248.25

Image: 64.248.25_front_PS11.jpg,

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.

Brooklyn Museum