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Eagle Headdress Star
Maker unknown
Cotton/polyester with polyester filling
76" x 85”
MSUM 7563.2
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

The Sioux have created countless variations on the star quilt pattern, many incorporating native images. An "Eagle Headdress Star Quilt" by an unknown Sioux maker features a feather headdress set within a star, with small stars used in each of the eight points of the larger star.

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