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Roach with Spreader

Roach with Spreader

Date: 1930s
Medium: bone, feather, deer hair, turkey beards
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/2 x 19 x 3 1/2 in. (19.1 x 48.3 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line:Museum Purchase
Object number: 1940.126.1
Made of deer hair and attached to a braid of hair on the crown of the head, this Delaware roach and spreader would have been secured in place by a bone pin. The spreader held the headdress in place on the head and often was ornamented with a single feather, as in this example
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