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Plains Indian Museum

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Plains 566
Descriptions
silk ribbon 38 glass beads 689 flicker feathers 5 velvet cloth 8 tanned hide 570 metal 3340 ribbon 206 dyed feathers 24 german silver 36 glue 18 cotton thread 354
Names
roach headdress
Date:
1920s
Dimensions:
L: 27.5 in, width: 10.25 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Head roach made of 1"W, 17"L strip of brown velvet, attached at recto top to a velvet fabric disc with German silver concha in the center, edged and gathered in pink/red satin ribbon. Ribbon has zig-zag row of gold colored glass tube-beads down the center of the strip. Entire object has 65 Flicker feathers surrounding the 17" strip and the top circle. Six (6) feathers at the top of the piece/circle have remnants of dyed feathers glued to tips. Verso of long strip has cream, yellow, brown ribbon down down the center, and edged in gold glass tube-beads entire length. Same ribbon is gathered around the velvet circle at top, and gold glass tube beads are sewn around the two perimeters of the velvet circle. A metal clip or pin is at the top, and has piece of tanned hide attached to it, for attachment purposes.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1571

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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