Pomo. <em>Woman's Dance Headdress (I-sa-wa)</em>, 19th century. Fur, red shafted flicker feathers and quills, glass beads, wool yarn, iron wire, cotton and wool cloth, cotton string, 4 3/4 x 12 x 9 1/4 in. (12.1 x 30.5 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1906, Museum Collection Fund, 06.331.8076. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 06.331.8076.jpg)

Woman's Dance Headdress (I-sa-wa)

Artist:Pomo

Medium: Fur, red shafted flicker feathers and quills, glass beads, wool yarn, iron wire, cotton and wool cloth, cotton string

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 12 x 9 1/4 in. (12.1 x 30.5 x 23.5 cm)

Collections:

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 06.331.8076

Image: 06.331.8076.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This type of headdress is restricted to women wearing it. The quill decorations are commonly used on many dance regalia articles in southern California.The decorations mounted on slender wires will move as the wearer moves.

Brooklyn Museum