Handcrafted from 26 genuine vulture wing feathers and a pink (more properly – antique rose) plumage of hackles. Each feather is attached to the skull cap by bending and wrapping with red wool trade cloth and tied with leather string which runs through a stiff rawhide loop. The feathers have grey fluff and pink hackle decoration at the base and their tips are accented with gypsum («coup dots»), pink hackle and green human hair tufts.
The cap foundation is made from a felt hat, has ear flaps and designed to be worn in an old-time fashion above forehead. The cap is entirely covered with red linen fabric and decorated with long fringes recycled from a vintage ermine mantle. The browband is done in lazy stitch using seed beads and features conventional Plains style mountains design on a pink background.
In the rear portion of the war bonnet there is a major quill tipped with a pompon of antique rose fluffies, also underneath the crown feathers is tied a personal war medicine pouch.
The overall finish and attention to details renders this bonnet a completely believable replica and looks very good to me. Note the pictures and see if you agree. I finished it after more than several years in preparation and feathers gathering.