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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Plains 566
Descriptions
rawhide 1018 metal 3340 Cotton cloth 154 glass beads 689 porcupine quills 146 metal cones 39 dye 189 tanned hide 570 feather fluffs 49 synthetic 10
Names
breastplate 36
Date:
ca. 1900
Dimensions:
L: 19.5 in, width: 12.5 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Rawhide strips wrapped in quills and affixed to cotton cloth backing. Sewn with cotton thread to tanned hide to secure outer edge. Sky blue glass beads between each rawhide strip are sewn onto outer tanned hide. Top center red circular medallion with yellow square cross in center comprised of quill work. Two hide thongs wrapped in red, purple and yellow quills and with 2 metal cones on each stuffed with yellow feathers. Rawhide fringe along bottom of breastplate attached with tanned hide thongs and wrapped in red quills with metal cones at end stuffed with synthetic purple hair. Staples appear to be a contemporary attempt to reattach cotton cloth where it is coming unstitched at center. Quills are overall white with horizontal stepped-pyramids in red outlined in purple and with yellow square cross centers.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1532

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