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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Native American ➔ Hair Ties

These reproduction hair ties are made of turkey feathers tied to 1.5-inch 'medicine wheel' circles of red, blue, and white. The circles are made of porcupine quills and have been attached using deerskin. 

Hair ties similar to these may have been used as decorations and are possibly still used in ceremonies today. 
circa 1995
Feathers, Porcupine Quills, Deerskin
1.5" h 1.5" w
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Museum Purchase

Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (October 25 2019)
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