Feather adornment

Description
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.
43/2007
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
feather adornment
Simple Name
adornment
Full Name
feather adornment
Cultural Group
?Blackfoot
Production Date
Unknown
Production County
?Manitoba
Production Country
Canada
Production Area Region
North America
Production Continent
North America
Family Group

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

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