Just finished making this beaded Rez Hat. The artwork image is used by permission of the amazing Crow painter Kevin Red Star. I have been a huge fan of his for many years - so this was a really fun project for me to do.
I custom ordered the hat. These "Sugar Loaf" style hats were and still are worn on the Crow Reservation. You see them come out during Crow Fair. They even have a special category in the parade for them.
I did the beadwork using size 16/0 to about a size 22/0 antique micro beads. I also used custom 2 facet cut beads and 24k gold plated cut beads.
Think I will make another one soon. Perhaps with a Cowgirl on it. In my home turf ( Oregon ) women wore these too.