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Plateau Ermine Split Horn Bonnet

SKU: 3004.18.00
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Premium-quality reproduction of a mid- to late 19th-century Plateau or Transmontane style ermine split horn bonnet. Made by me in 2018.

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Split, beveled and polished buffalo horns painted dark-blue on the reverse, decorated with red dyed horse hair, ermine fringes and wrapped seed beadwork over buckskin at tips, are attached to the leather cap.

The cap of commercial cowhide, clothed with blue trade cloth and backed with old-style red calico fabric with a flower motif, is covered with ermine fringes and has 29 ermine tubes hanging from the back over a short trailer of blue wool trade cloth. The bundle of real eagle feathers is attached to the top of the cap.

The browband is decorated with red and blue cloth applique with white with pony beads outlines. From the tip of each horn, a pony-beaded buckskin thong is attached to the center of the cap.

All works are done with linen thread and real sinew .

The bonnet is given an overall "aged" appearance to look and feel like a real old artefact from the Buffalo days.

Manufacturer: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)

Manufacture year: 2018

Tribal style: Crow, Nez-Perce, Yakama, Umatilla, Walla-Walla

Finishing: Artificial patina

Materilas: Antique Venetian beads *, Ermine fur *, Genuine eagle feathers *, Genuine leather *, Human hair *, Italian beads *, Metal beads *, Natural pigment *, Pound (pony) beads *, Real sinew *, Skunk fur *

Metacollcection: Plateau

Collection: Transmontane

Insignia type: Horned war bonnet

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