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Plains Feather War Bonnet (replica)

SKU: 2916.10.02
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Plains style war bonnet featuring Apache rattlesnake design browband. Made by me in 2010.

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Made of natural peacock feathers as bald eagle feathers subs, fur and horse hair tussels on the tips, green trade cloth fire-crackers with natural greish fluffs above; ermine and silk ribbon side drops; Crown of the skull cap has cluster of cut and stripped natural black, red and blue dyed feathers, and is surmounted by the major plume.

Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)

Manufacture year: 2010

Tribal style: Kiowa-Apache, Lipan Apache

Cap circumference: 60 cm

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Southern Plains

Insignia type: Feathered war bonnet

«Plains Feather War Bonnet (replica)» is an original one-of-a-kind item made by me in the genuine spirit of a piece that could have been crafted in the latter quarter of the 19th century and the early reservation period, in a style worn by the Plains Indians.

Using turkey or other natural / dyed feathers simulating eagle or hawk feathers is a common practice in USA and other contries where birds of prey are under law protection and their use and posession is strictly prohibited except for Native Americans. So if you are not an Indian and don't want the extermination of these rare birds, the use of simulating feathers in this item can not be considered kinda violation or a disadvantage. As it was already mentioned in my article about Indian war bonnets, turkey feathers are generally used for imitation purpose: they are straightened first, then painted or dyed in a paricular way; their price depends on how accurately they simulate the original in shape, size, natural color and texture.

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