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TOLOWA DANCING HEAD DRESS

December 06, 2019 1 min read

TOLOWA DANCING HEAD DRESS

The head-dress is of the type common to the Klamath River tribes - a broad band of deerskin partially covered with a row of red scalps of woodpecker. The massive necklace of clam-shell beads indicates the wealth of the wearer, or of the friend from whom he borrowed it. He carries a ceremonial celt of black obsidian and a decorated bow. 

 Edward S. Curtis
Volume 13, The North America Indian - The Vanishing Race