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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990
muslin 89 pigment 539 hand sewn 13
Ghost Dance dress 3
stripes 197 bird 80 blue 24
L: 54.375 in, sleeve to sleeve: 51 in, bottom width: 37 in
Credit Line:
Gift of The New Hampshire Historical Society
Dress and Adornment - Religious Attire. Ghost dance dress - muslin dress, T top with A line skirt, hand-sewn, dress is basically one piece front and back the width of the muslin with rectangles sewn at T ends to lengthen the sleeves and triangular inserts sewn into lower side seams to add bottom flare. Front and back have a rust painted V yoke, back yoke has painted border stripes of green, yellow and rust, neckline is gathered on a muslin tie with back slit. Front and back bodice have green painted vertical stripes, the last stripe falling on the seam where sleeve extension is added. Sleeve ends and hem have 1 stripe each of green, yellow and rust. On center front of skirt is painted a blue bird with blue and green out-spread wings. Body of skirt has mottled green painting.
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