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Plains Indian Museum

Blackfeet 183 Northern Plains 1866
pigments 40 porcupine quills 146 cotton thread 354 Cotton cloth 154 glass beads 689 sinew 620 mescal seeds 2 tanned hide 570
leggings 199
ca. 1870
L: 28 in, width: 11.5 in
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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
Pair of leggings numbered (a) and (b). Yellow pigmented tanned hide with slight upward rectangle cut, folded in half with additional hide and seaming at the top. Leather thongs through the hide on the side binds the two sides - mescal seeds added to strips. Cotton cloth ties added at top. Self fringed on both sides of outer seam starting 12" from top. ¼"W beaded onto hide where fringe starts on front and around the bottom unfinished cuff. Light blue background interspersed with red crosses and dark blue boxes. 23"L quillwork strip (newer - not original) on front near outer seam. Red background with 3 stepped mountains in yellow, purple, pink and 3 purple and yellow stacked box designs. Blue hail dots visible on lower leg of left piece (b)- 10 ½" from bottom cuff. "B" piece - left - is lined with maroon calico fabric.
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