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Northern Plains
cloth, braintanned, Buckskin, appliqued, Beads, yarn, ermine, smoked
crossbar, hourglass
L: 36.5 in, width: 60 in
Credit Line:
Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot
Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Brain tanned white buckskin, machine sewn shoulder, armhole and sleeve seams and first 3" of side seams with next 6" closed by buckskin thong ties; shoulder and sleeve strips are applique beaded on smoked braintanned buckskin sewn to shirt with white thread, strips have hourglass designs alternating black and yellow halves with black and pink stepped edges and a black crossbar on a periwinkle blue background; along edges of strips, attached with buckskin thongs through the shirt, are strips of ermine skin with attached black fur tips on most (some include the real tail section) and large turquoise glass beads and red yarn (some yellow and blue yarn and red wool cloth) tufts at the top (shirt) end; sewn on front and back neck edges are rectangular buckskin tabs lazy stitch beaded with 6 stripes of clear dark green-royal blue-light blue-royal-clear dark green separated with red colored stripes of unbeaded buckskin and bordered on sides and bottom with white beaded bands; sleeve ends are cut into long fringes, shirt bottom into short fringes. Blackfeet style strips, Crow neck tabs.

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