Gallery Rooms

Home » War insignias » War bonnets » Assiniboine Pronghorn Headdress (replica)

Assiniboine Pronghorn Headdress (replica)

SKU: 4063.10.01
Votes: 3 Rating: 5

A replica pronghorn horn headdress of the Indian Wars era (c. 1870s) inspired by famous Assiniboine Chief He Wets-It's war medicine bonnet handcrafted for me by brilliant American Plains artists Bill and Kathy Brewers. Not for sale.

Example

Make Offer to the Artist
  • Description
  • Details
  • My sidenotes
  • Leave / Read comment

Pronghorn antelope horns are attached to a red pigmented brain-tanned buckskin skull cap and reinforced with buffalo rawhide on the inside. The tips of the horns are decorated with clusters of silk ribbon, and the top tips have additional decorations of ermine fringe, hawkbells, cock feathers and beadwork. A quilled buckskin thong connects the tips of the horns.

The browband is beaded in old time color pony beads and serrated along the top. On the top of the beadwork is a row of brass buttons.

The front of the braintanned elk hide cap is covered with ermine fringe, and rosette of clipped black feathers, while the top of the crown and back have clusters of cut and stripped red painted turkey feathers representing hawk.

On the rear portion a rattlesnake skin sewn to a red wool trade cloth trailer hangs down the back, terminating with eight brass shoe buttons, two buckskin medicine bundles and dyed silk ribbon cluster next to the snake rattle. The red wool trailer is notched on either side of the snakeskin and terminates in cut fringe.

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

Manufacturer: Bill and Kathy Brewers (Indian Images)

Manufacture year: 2010

Tribal style: Assiniboine, Nez-Perce

Finishing: Artificial patina

Materilas: Braintan leather *, Ermine fur *, Human hair *, Imitation eagle feathers *, Italian beads *, Natural pigment *, Natural silk *, Real sinew *, Trade cloth *

Cap circumference: 67 cm

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Northern Plains

Insignia type: Horned war bonnet

The hallmark of these brilliant craftsmen (I mean Bill & Kathy Brewers) is the skill to artificially age their works. Many other contemporary craftsmen criticize them pretty much for this, but I believe that this is the only correct approach, giving the piece a special character (what is called a museum quality). Moreover, I do not consider pieces made by many other craftsmen something that deserves my attention, if they are done without being aged. Patinating (aging) is a single art and is criticized by someone who does not know how to do it.

Please leave a comment about this item

Rate the item:

 
Если у Вас возникли проблемы с чтением кода, нажмите на картинку с кодом для нового кода.
 
Perhaps you have an opinion about this item?

It may be interesting for me and other visitors! Please describe your expressions about this stuff, it's pros and cons

Why do you like it?

What do you like most about it?

What it still misses?

Please do not write too simple and monosyllabic reviews.


It is interesting that this year 354 gapers stupidly stared and did not dare to buy namerican item «Assiniboine Pronghorn Headdress (replica)», and also did not like, share, bookmark and left no comment. And you're also one of them?
Reviews