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A.4515.30-75 - Hair Ornament
Catalog Number: A.4515.30-75
Object Name/Descriptor Hair Ornament
Provenience North America, USA, Utah, San Juan County, Desha Canyon
Culture/People/Style Ancestral/Ancient Pueblo People (Anasazi)
Material Type(s) Plant - Wood
Plant - Plant Fiber
Animal - Feathers
Length (cm) 17
Width (cm) 2.5
Diameter (cm) 2.54
Other Information Associated Text from the Native American Hall (1992-2006):

Basketmaker Caves
The top of this elegant hair ornament was decorated with blue, purple, and grey feathers.

Preservation and Perception
The factor of preservation in the archaeological record exerts a great influence on how the past is viewed. Textiles, pottery vessels, and lapidary arts from various Pueblo sites are shown. All three art forms have long histories within the Pueblo tradition. However, because pottery is often preserved complete in the archaeological record it is the best known.
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