This is Deco Era hat decoration or topper. This arrangement consists of three sprays of black egret feather wrapped together with black pipe cleaners.
Measures approximately 8" X 3".
Condition: The tips of the feathers are ragged and it needs to be reshaped.
This came from the estate of an 84 year old woman. I bought a box full of Edwardian and Art Deco era millinery supplies and feathers that was found in the attic. The woman's mother and grandmother had at one time made and altered hats, but it is not known whether they were professional milliners. As for the contents of the box: some of pieces were purchased from a manufacturer, some were created by the woman's grandmother and mother, and others were salvaged from hats that they were re-vamping.