Sedge root coiled on a three-rod willow foundation, decorated with shell beads, abalone, disc beads, feathers, and quail tufts.
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A pluming art form

Sedge root coiled on a three-rod willow foundation, decorated with shell beads, abalone, disc beads, feathers, and quail tufts.
A Pomo basket from Central California. Sedge root coiled on a three-rod willow foundation, decorated with shell beads, abalone, disk beads, feathers and quail tufts. (The Caroline Boeing Poole Collection / Autry National Center)
Linda Strauss, the senior director of collections at the Autry National Center, carefully cleans a feathered headdress
Linda Strauss, the senior director of collections at the Autry National Center, carefully cleans a feathered headdress. (Autry National Center)
ahuula cape
An ahuula cape, a vestige of Hawaiian royalty and a gift from Kamehameha III, made of feathers and olona plant, from the collection of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. (Bishop Museum)
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