Wapegnaki Hair Ornament Ermine
Wapegnaki is a name for a Plains Indian Hair Ornament. These Hair Ornaments typically feature a strip of beadwork or quillwork with a length of hair coming from the bottom. They might also have feathers and tassels attached to them.
Master Craftsman Andy Bullock makes One of a Kind Wapegnakis for us. Andy made this one with Braintanned Deerskin Leather with Lazy Stitch Beadwork. He chose Turquoise, Cobalt Blue, Red, and Greasy Yellow Seed Beads for the main part. He added edge beading in Red Seed Beads. Then he attached 9″ long strips of Ermine fur to the bottom.
Additionally, Andy created four 7″ long drops from 1/2″ White Center Red Tube Beads interspersed with Mini Matte Glass Wampum Beads in Blue and Yellow. He finished the drops with 3/4″ Tin Cones and bits of Braintanned Deerskin Leather. Instead of a typical Concho, Andy topped this Wapegnaki with a 2″ Mirror. He lined the back of this Hair Ornament with fabric.
This Wapegnaki measures 17″ long overall. The beadwork strip measures 6″ long. Tie it to your hair with the attached Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing!
One of a Kind!
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