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Plains style Feather War Bonnet

SKU: 2869.19.01
Votes: 3 Rating: 5

Premium-quality reproduction of a classic late 19th – early 20th century Plains style flared style feather war bonnet. For sale or trade. Made by me in 2019. This bonnet is the best of what I made thus far....

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Made from a mix of 16 select large turkey feathers realistically simulating immature eagle feathers and 16 dark brown moxtavovetas feathers, all being arranged on the crown as to form a dark cross in rear view. The feather quills are reinforced with stiff rawhide loops, wrapped with red trade cloth patches ("firecrackers") and attached to the skull cap with a buckskin string, creating the bonnet's flared look. The feathers have white fluff decoration at the base and are accented with white gypsum («coup dots»), blue and yellow horsehair tufts.

The skull cap is made from 2 pieces of German tanned hide, sewn with real sinew and covered with red trade cloth. The gaps between the feathers are filled with highly coveted ermine fur.

The buckskin browband is decorated with flattened and dyed porcupine quills, featuring 4 red-blue-yellow triangles on a white background.

Each side of the bonnet is decorated with 2 sinew-sewn ermine tubes with skunk fur tips and ribbons of natural silk.

In the middle of the crown there is a stripped Sun Dance quill, tipped with nice yellow fluffs and surrounded with a cluster of cut-and-stripped feathers dyed blue and yellow.

In the rear portion is tied a pouch with a personal war medicine.

Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)

Manufacture year: 2019

Tribal style: Arapaho, Cheyenne, Lakota, Northern Arapaho, Northern Cheyenne

Materilas: Czech beads *, Horse hair *, Imitation eagle feathers *, Natural pigment *, Natural silk *, Porqupine quills *, Rawhide *, Real sinew *, Skunk fur *, Trade cloth *, Turkey feathers (Meleagris) *, Vulture feathers (Aegypius monachus) *

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Central Plains

Insignia type: Feathered war bonnet

In this bonnet I used 16 select high quality turkey feathers simulating immature eagle feathers from my old stock that I've got by a special commission order from Real Legal Feathers ( long ago. Also, there are 16 real vulture feathers, that I did straighten and carefully trim to simulate eagle tail feathers and to match their turkey counterparts.

  • Mike Cowdrey, (2020-03-30)


    I'm very impressed with the beautiful work you have done on the war bonnets---good designing, and excellent imitation eagle feathers!
  • Teed Howard, (2020-02-21)


    Lots of thought and craftsmanship displayed here, congratulations!
  • Paolo Griggio, (2020-02-20)


    Beautiful, Very Nice, and great work.

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