This is a turkey feather hair tie it consists of 1 wing feather twrapped in buckskin
The turkey is the bird of giving and also known as the “ground eagle” to my people. Eagles and eagle feathers were rarely used unless you were a medicine man, the turkey feather was a sacred bird and cherished by the warriors and tribesmen. Ben Franklin had the idea that it should be the symbol for the United States but the Eagle was voted on instead.
This large feather is approx 8″ long a great attachment to any head piece, dance staff or to be used as a prayer/smudge feather or even a small fan