Rolling Thunder Medicine Man Beaded Hat Band~Replica of beaded hatband
This hat band is my replica of the beaded hatband worn by Rolling Thunder, a Cherokee, Shoshone Medicine Man, in the photo on the back cover of dust jacket from the book, Rolling Thunder by Doug Boyd. This one was ordered 10/10/14 by repeat customer Bill Gossin, from Pueblo, CO so i don't currently have one available. If you would like one like it, it can be completed in 10-14 days depending on my current orders. Please contact me if you would like one beaded for you.
Intertribal medicine man Rolling Thunder (1916-1997) was a healer, teacher, visionary, and activist who rose to popularity in the 1960s and '70s through his friendship with artists such as Bob Dylan and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and as the inspiration for the Billy Jack films. Eyewitness accounts of his remarkable healings are legend, as are those of his ability to call forth the forces of nature, typically in the form of thunder clouds.
"Rolling Thunder Medicine Man Beaded Hat Band Replica"
This geometric design beaded hat band, titled Rolling Thunder, I patterned from viewing the photo on the book cover of Rolling Thunder wearing his original. The photo is from his autobiograpy book titled "Rolling Thunder".
Since no color photo of the hat band is available, I am offering it in two different color choices. In the books photo, Rolling Thunder is wearing a white or possibly a light bone colored straw hat and a dark shirt, possibly black or dark brown. The color of the geometric diamond is unable to be decided for sure.
Completed it is 19-beads wide, finishing at 13/16" wide with 330 rows, incorporating 6,270 individual size 15/0 quality glass seed beads, in three colors. In this replica I am using Black, White and Blue Turquoise. The other replica of this hatband pattern will be beaded in EARTH-tone colors of Dark Brown, Bone and a Medium Tan (Taupe), see other listing. If you like this hatband design and would like me to replicate it for you, using a different color for the diamond, or different colors all together, please feel free to contact me.
It is finished with black deer hide leather ends and ties and 23.25 inches, in length. This impeccable beaded hatband design is a link to history past and is a class act that will compliment and fit hat size 7 1/8 and larger, nicely.
All my beaded hat bands are individually hand beaded on my handmade oak loom, by myself personally, unless did in peyote stitch. This one takes about 20 hours to complete, 1 bead at a time.
"A WORK OF ART ~ HEIRLOOM!"
I've included the photo of Rolling Thunder, by Gigi Carroll, wearing his hatband, from the dust jacket cover, so you can compare how I replicated the pattern. I then have a photo when the beadwork was in progress, on my loom and photos of the beadwork completed and pictured on a hat.
This beaded hat band comes with a Certificate of Authenticity Card, and a guarantee of being handmade by me, with my signature, date, and future contact information.
"THIS HAT BAND WILL GIVE NEW LIFE TO YOUR HAT"
If you have any questions, please contact me by clicking on contact seller, upper right hand corner of this page and give me your email address.
Thanks for your interest in my hat bands.
Although I have a 5 out of 5 STAR RATING, I have not received any comments, which does not give possible new customers anything to go by. Guest buyers or Artfire members not logged in for that matter, cannot leave comments or feedback for the Seller on the Seller Rating page. (Shopper's Comments)
Therefore, I've decided to post my email comments or reviews received from my past customers under the section MORE INFO below the Product Description on the listing or beaded hatband they purchased, to give you some kind of an idea of the quality and creditibility of my beadwork. I am thankful and privileged to have such great customers.
For Custom Designed Beadwork orders, contact Seller, Andrea on Artfire at upper right corner of studio page and provide me with your email address!
All New Designed Custom Orders require a $35 non-refundable deposit/fee to begin a custom designed hatband, in addition to the cost of the hatband and shipping. I ship within the U.S. and internationally with USPS Priority Mail on all beaded hatband orders.
ALTHOUGH I HAVEN'T HAD A DISSATIFIED CUSTOMER OR A RETURN YET, HERE IS MY RETURN POLICY
If item was misrepresented or not as described, a claim for a refund will be indisputable. Item must be returned to seller within 7 days from when it was delivered, and in original condition. The purchase price of the item, less $10.00 (to cover fees)will be refunded in the form payment was received. Any Shipping cost will not be refunded.
All return shipping and handlng fees will be at the expense of the buyer and non-refundable. Please return item the same shipping method it was sent.
This is a fantastic piece of art. The craftsmanship is outstanding, Andrea is an absolute pleasure to deal with. The pictures do not do the hat band justice. Andrea is a true artist. If you want an awesome beaded hat band to make your hat truely one of a kind let Andrea make it for you.
Thanks for the unique hatband. I will come back for another.