Amokura, Feather

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Name/title
Amokura, Feather
Description
Black feather with red edging and white plumes attached at the bottom. Tail feathers from the red-tailed tropicbird or white pelagian were highly prized by early seafaring ancestors. The long red tail-feathers and breast plumes were arranged together and worn as head decoration.
Production place
New Zealand
Measurements
490mm (length), 80mm (width)
Accession number
1657/85
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