The diadem is loosely based on an existing 1780's headdress in Cambridge Museum. The body of the crown is fawnskin. The quilled bars are wrapped on black ash splints. The tubes on either end are river cane and red-dyed feathers are tucked inside. These objects seem to be typical formal headdresses throughout the 18th century and in the famous painting of Joseph Brant by Romney he wears one. M.G.Photos supplied by Michael Galban.