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Object Name Headband
Catalog Number 92.183.176
Description Child's Native American feather headband. The base of the headband is made of black felt. Attached are nine white feathers with a small black feather attached to each tip and nine smaller blue feathers attached with a metal stud. Along the front is a woven band colored in green, black, red, orange, and yellow. Attached to the woven band is a plastic brown circle with a metal stud that holds two hanging feathers from each side with a leather strap. The two hanging white feathers with a small black feather at the tip are attached to the leather with a pink plastic covering and two more metal studs. The back is connected together with two more brown circle pieces, two metal studs, and another woven band. The band has a zig-zag pattern and is colored in white, orange, red, and brown. There is a circular paper tag attached to the back which reads "Indian Motifs / Handcrafted in U.S.A." Handwritten on the tag is the price "7.50." The front of the tag has an image of a Native American in a headdress and the back has a teepee and some symbols.
Material felt/feathers/metal/cotton/plastic/paper
Dimensions W-10.5 L-30 inches
People Ball family
Owsley family
Owsley, Alvin Mansfield, Jr.
Owsley, Constance (Lucy)
Owsley, David Thomas
Search Terms Ball family
Subjects Clothing & dress
Native Americans
Classification Clothing
Dimension Details Feathers hang a length of 16" from the black band.
Imagefile 061\92183176.JPG
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1980
Notes This headband was worn by the children of Lucy and Alvin Owsley, Alvin M., Jr., Constance (Lucy), and David Thomas.
Made Indian Motifs