sioux lakota or cheyenne war bonnet from the sixties(reserve period)
Leather cap surrounded by golden eagle feathers used by elements of cotton cavalry (U.S. Cavalery blanket). This type of fabric was used to make clothing of Sioux chief Red Cloud Oglala, as can be seen in several period photographs, including Buffalo Bill during the "Wild West Show", 1885. Underlying each pen, small white fluff, and the tip of horsehair the front supports beading up of multicolored glass beads sewn using the technique of lazy stitch patterns in teepees on a blue background .. On each side of the cap purple ribbon, red and ermine
This headdress was worn only by great chefs as eagle feathers are a symbol of wisdom and power. Eagles are considered a bird close to the creator, a link between heaven and earth. . It is associated with visions and spirits, he leads the thoughts to the great spirit. great powers eagle that is appropriated by wearing feathers Using ascension currents he can fly well above other birds also his field of vision is very broad: he sees a huge distance with a field of view between 35 and 50 ° Traditionally it is the Sioux and Cheyenne who wore this type of cap that has spread to other Amerindian populations thereafter
Every thing in good condition maybe on each side of the headress is missing a button or something tied ofn the two leather bands
ex french collection
NOT TO BE EXPORTED OUTSIDE E.U.