1970.78.11.24 (Headband)

Feather headband made and worn by the tribesmen of the Machiguenga tribe. Black feathers are woven into a natural cotton by bending the stem of the feathers down and through the weaving. The feathers take up one fifth of the band. The rest is simple cotton and double stranded. The headband is fastened by tying the two ends together on the side of the head.