Native American Headdress | Plains Indian War Bonnets | Other Headdresses
All of our headdresses are hand beaded (lazy stitch or applique)’ brow bands in traditional colors - not loom beaded.
All feathers are hand wrapped and hand painted with trade cloth/flannel or other material. The preferred color in the old days was red or yellow Feathers are decorated with horse hair, breath feathers, gypsum, buckskin/elk or fur on tips of feathers. We also utilize clay paints. Each headdress is antiqued to look old (if required).
Deer skin or Elk skullcaps are covered with rabbit skin, otter, other fur or feathers - and applied in various ways. Headdresses are adorned with buffalo hair, ribbon, ermine, quill work, braided leather, bead work, feather side drops, aged tin cones, hawk bells and dance bells, etc.
caps - (buckskin) deer, elk, etc.
caps covered with otter, buffalo, rabbit, feathers, etc
ermine, calico, leather drops
hand wrapped feathers
hand painted feathers to look like Eagle feathers
coup dots made from gypsum, fur, buckskin, etc
wool trade cloth
headdresses can be aged to look old
ermine / weasel
NOTE: In accordance with the laws of the United States regarding the prohibition of sale or trade of the Nations Symbol and other birds of prey or migratory habits - they cannot however be sold to any customer living in the USA. We can however offer our American customers turkey feathers hand painted to look like an Eagle feather.
Plains Indian Trailer Headdress
Feathers, buffalo fur, deer skin, cotton calico, red wool cloth, horse hair, fur, ermine, hackles, etc.
A HEADDRESS LIKE THIS EXAMPLE (left) WAS COMMISIONED BY STAGE ONE - a nationally acclaimed professional theatre in Louisville, Kentucky