The basic shape was formed from cotton rag pulp using traditional Western forming style on a shaped wire screen mold. The sheet was allowed to dry on the screen. An additional flat-cast shape was sewn to the surface. Pencil, inked, and embossed areas were added after the paper dried and had been removed from the mold.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.