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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 99
Descriptions
ribbon 206 cotton thread 354 glass beads 689 rabbit fur 12 feather fluffs 49 satin cloth 2 golden eagle feathers 54 dyed horse hair 63 commercial felt cap 4 rawhide 1018 wool cloth 199 tanned hide 162
Names
Feather bonnet 50
Date:
1930-1950
Dimensions:
L: 15.5 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
Remarks:
commercial felt hat as skull cap; with brow band attached to front in tanned hide (3/4” W), beaded in majority light blue seeds beads with seven (7) stepped/squared triangles in red, pink, and black interior. Bunches of commercial ribbons on either side brow band – woven designs, light pink, cream, orange, dark blue, red, hide strips with feather fluffs on ends attached with cotton thread. Two plain hide strips – one either side – to tie on under chin. Thirty–three (33) golden eagle feathers around perimeter, quill end is looped though hair-on rawhide, and all wrapped in either light blue satin fabric or red wool boucle fabric, wrapped in two places in cotton thread. Ends of feathers have rabbit fur and yellow dyed curly horse hair – a newer addition. Feather fluffs cover the top/back of the skull cap sewn on with black thread. Hide stringer runs through feathers, and off the ends.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1652

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