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Plains Indian Museum

fur 151 otter 21 felt 201 horsetail 3 feathers 641 yarn 210 leather 2024 seed beads 30
Feather bonnet 50
geometric 807 flower 37
L: 53 in, width: 15 in, depth: 5 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Warbonnet made of a gray felt hat with brown leather band around inside of crown. Band across forehead has three geometric patterns of burgundy, greasy blue, red and yellow on a turquoise ground of cut seed beads. Feathers encircle bottom of hat. Each one is wrapped in hot pink yarn with purple fluffs at the base; tips have white horse tail hair attached with a dot of white fur. Long black horse tail braids wrapped in brown otter fur hang from each temple. They are decorated with turquoise seed bead rosettes with navy, orange and white beaded streamers at the center of each. Beaded identical braid wraps of an orange and green flower on a turquoise ground decorate each "braid". A strand of faceted aqua glass beads dangle from each side as well as two hide laces.
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