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Feather cape

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Circular cape with long ends, made of pale brown feathers ornamented a design of scallops and triangles of blue, iridescent blue and green, and darker brown feathers. The foundation is coarse linen (?) and the underside is tufted with eiderdown.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Carrie W. Dixey

pelerine

Native North American, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter of cape .75 Ends each .62 L.

Accession Number

20.806

Medium or Technique

Linen and feathers

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes