Feather cape

pelerine

Native American
mid-19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 66 x 142.2 cm (26 x 56 in.)

Accession Number

20.806

Medium or Technique

Linen and feathers

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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