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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.
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1980
Material felt/feathers/metal/cotton/plastic/paper
Dimensions W-10.5 L-30 inches
Dimension Details Feathers hang a length of 16" from the black band.
People Ball family
Owsley family
Owsley, Alvin Mansfield, Jr.
Owsley, Constance (Lucy)
Owsley, David Thomas
Search Terms Ball family
Subjects Clothing & dress
Costumes
Feathers
Headdresses
Native Americans
Classification Clothing
Imagefile 061\92183176.JPG
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