Feather Cape

Unknown Wailaki Artistlate 19th century

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO, United States

Artists in native California were masters at using the feathers of birds large and small. Here, the feathers of gigantic condors are accented with a few flicker feathers to make a resplendent cape. Imagine a dancer wrapped in these large wing feathers as they floated gracefully across his shoulders and back, accentuating his movements. Only a handful of these rare capes still exist today.


  • Title: Feather Cape
  • Creator: Unknown Wailaki Artist
  • Date Created: late 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w685.8 x h914.4 in (complete)
  • Type: outerwear, clothing
  • Rights: Native Arts acquisition fund, http://denverartmuseum.org/footer/terms_and_policies
  • Medium: feather, cord

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