Wapegnaki Hair Ornament Red Quillwork
Add this One of a Kind Quilled Wapegnaki to your collection! The crafter made eight 11″ long quilled strips with Red, Natural and Yellow Porcupine Quills. He or she attached these to a 12″ x 2.5″ piece of Rawhide. Then the crafter backed the Wapegnaki with a piece of Navy Blue calico fabric. Narrow quilled drops hang from the top and 1 side. These originally had feathers dangling from the bottom.
At the top, the crafter attached 5 Hawk Bells. The bottom originally sported strands of Horse Hair which are mostly missing. A piece of Deerskin Leather Lacing serves as the tie at the top.
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.
This Wapegnaki came from a collection. Some of the Quills are missing from the body of the piece. One of the narrow side drops is no longer there and the others have lost their feathers. Most of the Horse Hair is missing from the bottom. It will make an interesting addition to your collection!
Overall, the Wapegnaki measures 12″‘ long x 2.5″ wide.
One of a Kind!
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