Phoenix War Bonnet
This is the new Phoenix War Bonnet, created by Buffy Sam of the Navajo Nation.
The Phoenix is a symbol or re-birth or new life rising from the ashes of what once was. Certainly, I can think of no more fitting symbol than this to signify the re-birth of a people.
This beautiful bonnet is designed using variegated feathers with vivid red and orange fluffs.
Each feather is wrapped in bright red then tipped with those red / orange fluffs and horse hair. The beaded brow band is hand sewn to the felt skull cap, which is completely covered in the back with a single decorated honor feather in the center of the crown.
Two matching beaded rosettes are at either side with - depending on availability - rabbit fur or coyote tails for drops. This one will surely stick out from the rest, or will be the focal point
in any room.
One size fits all.
Red Path :: War Bonnets