The Indian War Shirt was worn either plain or with a variety of decorations. Paint, feathers, ermine tails, scalp locks, beadwork, quillwork, dew claws, shells, bells, coins, fur trim and/or trade cloth are some of the many items used to decorate the War Shirt.
This Indian War Shirt Pattern may be made in either the natural "open" style with the legs and tail of the hide attached or a more fitted style. The length may be varied to suit preferences, tribal influence or the size of available hides. It's also available in sizes Small (36) through XX-Large (50).
The pattern also comes with an instructional guide and some ideas on different decorations and variations. It also included a complete glossary of terms and a section on "Working with Leather". How cool is that?