Quilled Wapegnaki and Armbands Set
This Quilled Wapegnaki and Armbands Set would make a fine addition to your dance regalia or collection! Wapegnaki is a name for a Plains Indian Hair Ornament. These Hair Ornaments typically feature a strip of beadwork or quillwork. They might also have feathers attached to them.
The wapegnaki is the shining star of this set! It features six rows of red, yellow, purple, green, and white quillwork in a cross design backed on a 7″ by 1 3/4″ piece of rawhide. They knotted leather lace at the top to serve as a hair tie. Two quill wrapped drops of white and black horse hair are sewn to the sides of the wapegnaki. Four more matching drops hang from the bottom.
Completing this set are two matching 10 1/2″ armbands featuring four rows of quillwork and backed on deerskin-wrapped rawhide. The armbands have braintanned lace tie closures.
The length from the top of the wapegnaki to the end of the horse hair is 24″.
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