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Quill Quill

Piece of quill, from the body of a man found at Gunnister in Northmavine, Shetland, late 17th century or later

Mask / face, false Mask / face, false

Face mask made of leather, roughly oval, worn with a wig by Alexander Peden, a covenanting minister, c. 1670s - 1680s

Golf ball Golf ball

One of eighteen golf-balls made of buffalo hide filled with feathers, in use before those made of gutta-percha

Arrow Arrow

Ceremonial arrow (heper ay), notched shaft with feather flight, blunt wooden tip carved with abstract designs, used in the bear ceremony (iyomante): Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Arrow Arrow

Ceremonial arrow (heper ay), notched shaft with feather flight, blunt wooden tip carved with abstract designs, used in the bear ceremony (iyomante): Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Arrow Arrow

Arrow, reed shaft, metal point and feather flights, used for hunting: Japan, Hokkaido, Ainu, 19th to early 20th century

Helmet Helmet

Helmet of plaited cane painted with vertical yellow and red stripes, with thick goat's hair tuft, and four grey feathers at centre top, worn by old men on ceremonial occasions: Assam, Ao Naga

Hair ornament Hair ornament

Hair ornament made of blue kingfisher feathers in the form of a bar with three floral groups, with a large butterfly or bat at either end, one of seven: China, Fuzhou, 19th century

Panel, feathered Panel, feathered

Feathered panel depicting nine stylised birds, possibly condors, on alternating brown and yellow backgrounds, with an interlocking wave pattern in brown, yellow, red and blue along the lower edge: South America, Peru, Valley of Lima, Montericco, possibly Ica

Hair ornament Hair ornament

Hair ornament, with horse tail, of dyed porcupine quillwork and feathers, worn in the war dance: North America, USA, possibly Lakota (Sioux), mid - late 19th century

Peyote fan Peyote fan

Peyote fan, with cylindrical handle covered with coloured beadwork, with silver cross and red bead attached, and head of trimmed feathers: North America, USA, Northern or Southern Plains, early 20th century

Calumet Calumet

Calumet or pipe stem, of wood, decorated with feather and quillwork: North America, USA, from the Upper Missouri River, Riccaree, 1859

Katsina doll Katsina doll

Katsina doll, Angwusnasomtaqa, Crow Mother, of wood, painted pale blue, white, yellow and red, with head ornament of a feather: North America, USA, Arizona, Hopi, late 19th - early 20th century

Katsina doll Katsina doll

Katsina doll (tihu), Ho'ote, messenger to the rain gods, of cotton wood, painted white, black, light blue, red, yellow and green, with feather head-dress decoration: North America, USA, Arizona, Hopi, late 19th - early 20th century

Headdress, chief's Headdress, chief's

Chief's headdress, with Bear crest frontlet on a cap, of carved and painted wood, decorated with feathers, sea lion whiskers and ermine: North America, USA, southern Alaska, Tlingit, c. 1860s

Charm Charm

Charm, consisting of two loops of reindeer leather, bound with quillwork and fringed with feathers, worsted and beads: North America, Canada, Northwest Territories, Slavey, or Kaska / Nahane c. 1862

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