Feather adornment

RAMM has no information about this particular item and would welcome advice from Native North Americans as to its identification and how to appropriately care for this item beyond the standard context of museum care (e.g. smudging).

Leather has been commercially tanned.

Feathers have been identified as belonging to the great horned owl, Bubo virginianus

Prior to its re-accessioning 2007 this item was wrongly catalogues as being African.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
feather adornment
Simple Name
Full Name
feather adornment
Cultural Group
Production Date
Production County
Production Country
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

Great horned owl feathers; leather; cotton thread
Function Name
Function Detail
?possibly to adorn a ceremonial headdress
Collection Area Region
Collection Continent

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