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Plains Indian Museum

Arizona 34 Western Apache 15
metal buttons 6 mother of pearl buttons silk ribbon 38 cotton thread 354 great horned owl feathers 4 pigments 40 tanned hide 570
cap 12
ca. 1900
L: 6.25 in, width: 8.5 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Man's leather war cap made up of four (4) hide pieces sewn together. Exterior painted with yellow ochre, and covered with bundles of split and full Great Horned Owl feathers. Strip of hide across front toothed with diamond shaped cutouts top of each tooth has mother of pearl button stitched at top, bottom edged with five (5) round silver metal disk buttons. Black lines follow the up and down teeth of hide strip. Two (2) silk ribbons 2"W lie underneath the decorative hide strip - one is orange toned, the other is brown - the orange ribbon hangs out 5" on either side. Two (2) trapezoidal pieces of hide attached to back - 4"L x 2 ¾"W. Painted in black and orange color lines echoing shape. Metal disk button in center. Elongated row of diamond shapes painted on back edge in black, lower empty portion filled with red ochre color. Narrow tanned hide chin strap has pearl buttons sewn on.
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