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Plateau 318
rhinestones 5 string 175 light brown 11 breath 10 lazy stitch 368 Red 1061 leather 2024 feathers 641 medallion 11 Beads 2617 eagle 171 felt 201 brown 254 seed 1420 cloth 876 White 769 ribbon 206 fluff 6
War bonnet 36
H: 15 in, open length: 24 in, Open Width: 19.5 in
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Gift of Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall
Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - made on a light brown felt hat crown; 28 eagle feathers with cut red-dyed fluff feathers at tips and natural breath feathers at bases, bases wrapped in red cloth tied with white string, feathers laced to hat with a white leather thong and connected to each other with a white leather thong through the shaft of each feather about 1/3 of the way from the bottom; sewn on front band of red felt trimmed with a brown ribbon studded with 3 rows of rhinestones, a string of clear sequins is tacked to bottom edge; beaded heart medallion on each side in white, clear red and royal blue seed beads lazy stitch beaded on commercial tanned leather bases; old round campaign-type pin on left side is scraped down to bare metal except at top edge which is white with 4 blue stars.
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