Ceremonial headdress case made from a piece of hide forming a tube with fringing added in the join, and a roughly circular hide disc attached to top and bottom end. The main body is decorated on one side, as well as both lid and base, with geometric patterns in red and blue pigment.
The following comments result from a research visit made by Alison Brown, Anita Herle, Alan Pard and Charlene Wolfe, to examine some of the Horniman’s Blackfoot material (5 March 2015) : Cylindrical case for headdress. A very nice example, and probably goes with the headdress that is on display (25.53). It is quite stiff, and AP explained that the Blackfoot would use their own grease leather softeners to stop them stiffening up where they become brittle at the lid, where the thongs are.