ABOUT THE HEADRESS / WAR BONNET
PLAINS FEATHERED HEADDRESS
ABOUT OUR HEADDRESSES
All of our headdresses are hand beaded (lazy stitch or applique’ brow bands in traditional colors - not loom beaded.
All feathers are hand wrapped and hand painted with trade cloth/old time cotton calico or other material. The preferred color in the old days was red or yellow. Feathers are decorated with horse hair, breath feathers, gypsum, buckskin/elk or fur on tips of feathers. We also utilize clay paints. Each headdress is antiqued to look old (if required).
Deer skin or Elk skullcaps are covered with buffalo wool, otter, other fur or feathers - and applied in various ways. Headdresses are adorned with buffalo hair, ribbon, ermine, quill work, braided leather, bead work, feather side drops, aged tin cones, hawk bells and dance bells, etc. Tin cones are not crimped as you see on many replicas. This is not correct.
about our headdresses / war bonnets
caps - (buckskin) deer, elk, etc.
caps covered with otter, buffalo, rabbit, feathers, etc
ermine, calico, leather drops
hand wrapped feathers
hand painted feathers
coup dots made from gypsum, fur, buckskin, etc
headdresses can be aged to look old
ermine / weasel
NATIVE ARTS Trading
by Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire AB30 1TR
MEMBERS OF IACA (Indian Arts & Crafts Association)
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