DescriptionFeather-covered Band for Ceremonial Attire
A.D. 100 - 300
Macaw feathers on textile
Height 5 1/2 in. Diameter (as mounted) 8 1/8 in.
A large amount of featherwork comes from South Coast burials and is usually designated Nasca. Blue feathers from the blue-and-yellow macaw have been sewn to a long, rather loosely-woven brown textile band. Such bands formed parts of high-status dress. The band is in good condition.
Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco: sale 7477E, 8 December 2003, lot 3066, pp.20-21 (there mounted with a gold diadem and pectoral being offered as a separate lot in the present sale)
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