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Catalog Number AsT-199
Object Name Headdress
Description Multiple wood sticks have been bent to form an arch shape; the sticks are held together and in place by intricately woven string; this serves as a base for the feathers which are sewn into the wood/string base; multiple layers of black and white feathers extend approximately 9 cm from the wood around the entire arch; there are three longer feathers near each end of the arch and at the center point.
Collection Francis L. Black Amazonian Artifacts Collection
Culture Assurini Trocara
Date 1983
Material wood, string, feather
Condition Good
Catalog date 2011-09-07
Cataloged by Jessie Cohen
Collector Description Woven arch, medium size black feathers red center 7 ends
OCM Categories 292, 237