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Cheyenne War Bonnet (replica)

SKU: 2924.12.01
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Late 19th – early 20th c. Cheyenne style feather war bonnet (reproduction). Made by me in 2012.

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28 коричневых перьев, украшенных серовато-белым пухом внизу; обертка перьев из красного сукна; на концах перьев - белый мех горностая и пучки красного конского волоса. Шапочка из натуральной кожи мозговой выделки. Спереди бисерная вышивка с геометрическим узором;  по бокам - перья и шелковые ленты (100% натуральный шелк). Сзади головной убор украшен Главным пером и небольшим пучком перьев.

Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)

Manufacture year: 2012

Tribal style: Cheyenne

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Central Plains

Insignia type: Feathered war bonnet

«Cheyenne War Bonnet (replica) SKU 2924.12.01» is an original one-of-a-kind item made by me in 2012 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 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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