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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Sioux 990 Plains 566
Descriptions
Cotton cloth 154 glass beads 689 cotton twine 51 dentallium 18 cotton thread 354 brass 1442 tanned hide 570 bison hair 8 human hair 30
Names
hair ornament 62
Date:
ca. 1880
Dimensions:
L: 24 in, width: 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:
Complex head piece - rounded portion made of bison hair on top portion with three braids of human hair extending down back tied off with yellow cloth. The interior is lined with cloth and sewn to leather base. Covering the forehead are three short vertical beads strips from the top portion done in peyote stitched beaded leather in red, green, white. A rounded, beaded strip goes around the base of the top piece - in white, green and red. Two 7 ¾" L x ¾" W leather beaded pieces extend down - in white with red translucent stripes and green. These tie at chin. Additionally small braids of the human hair loop - two of these have brass tubes over them and blue cotton cloth, and one strand has beaded hourglass shaped leather piece over it: red, yellow glass beads, and dentallium shells.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1579

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June 2014 - New Items - Curated by Seth Johnson


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