Pelerine (Collar or Cape)

Cotton, peacock feathers, guinea fowl feathers?, gadwalls duck feathers | c. 1830-1860

Unknown Artist

Experts argue about collars of this type: Did a Great Lakes native artist make it, using as a model an English lady's pelerine and exotic feathers obtained through trade? Or was the collar created by a European feather worker, perhaps after seeing th...
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