Plant based cordage, sinew, turkey feathers, shells, and possibly copper
Overall (Irregular shape; dimensions are approximate): 43 × 3 × 48 1/2 in. (109.22 × 7.62 × 123.19 cm)
Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund

Artist Interview and Performance: Raven Custalow

In 2020, Raven Custalow, Virginia Native artist of Mattaponi and Rappahannock ancestry and an enrolled member of the Mattaponi tribe, was commissioned by VMFA to create a feather-mantle titled Puttawus. This video shows the artist at work and performing while wearing the feather-mantle.

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