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Woman's Hair Ornament

Woman's Hair Ornament

Date: c. 1900
Medium: fabric, ribbon, thread, metal
Credit Line:Museum Purchase
Object number: 1938.313.1
A dush-toh is a traditional Caddo hair ornament worn by girls and women during ceremonial dances, particularly the Turkey Dance which relays Caddo history. Caddo women usually wore their long hair in a bun, but for special occasions they adorned their buns with beaded hair ornaments with long trailing ribbons like this.
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