MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC TEXTILES AND OBJECTS
Gail Sundstrom Niinimaa
7 ROACH HEADDRESS
A small piece of acid-free matboard was covered with cotton fabric and manipulated into a slightly curved shape. This mini-mount was stitched to the headdress around the perimeter. Ethafoam strips were cut and sewn to the beaded section, thus providing support for the beadwork. A small piece of Velcro was sewn onto the mini-mount. The matching Velcro was attached onto a Plexiglas mount which followed the shape of a head. This type of mount was required for the Roach Headdress due to the design of the headdress, which does not include a cap or head piece. The shape of the headdress is determined by the contour of the head when worn, and thus the mounting system is essential to create the right shape. (Figure 5).