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Lakota Feather War Bonnet (replica)

SKU: 2920.11.02
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Late 19th – early 20th c. Lakota (Teton Sioux) style feather war bonnet (reproduction). Made by me in 2011.

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Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)

Manufacture year: 2011

Tribal style: Lakota

Materials: Turkey feathers (Meleagris) *

Cap circumference: 60 cm

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Central Plains

Insignia type: Feathered war bonnet

«Lakota 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 early reservation period, in a style worn by the Plains Indians. All parts including feathers have been artificially aged to give the item a special character as to look and feel like a real old artifact from the Old days.

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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