Presented to Somerset Museum Service by Mrs Molesworth, The Rectory, Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset. Transferred to RAMM in 2007.

Mrs. Molesworth had acquired the headdress in 1957. According to the donor’s accompanying note “Normally these headdresses are burnt after ceremony but this was procured as a present for me in 1957. The whole is very authentic and has been used for a wedding, the only thing that is slightly wrong is the pink dye in the string head band, that is not a natural dye but was brought from a store of which the are several in Letham, the capital of the area. The feathers all come from the macaw, birds which naturally inhabit the area. The small black feathers at the end of one of the strings comes from a different bird, it is the crest of the curasow[sic].”

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Collection Area Region
organic fibre (palm?)cane
Common Name
Simple Name
Production County
Rapunini river region
Production Country
Production Year High

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supplementary feathers for ‘feather wedding headdress’