Monday, June 8, 2009

James Blake Quilled Headress

This piece is based on a original; it employs quill loom work, quill wrapped thongs, bead work, and a imitation Ivory Billed Woodpecker Beak and Scalp. The upright hair is moose hair dyed red.

The headdress worn by the Maya elite is very similar in design.

Top two photos supplied by James Blake. Bottom photo from Archaeological News.

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