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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
cotton thread 354 glass beads 689 dyed porcupine quills 86 sinew 620 pigments 40 tanned deer hide 58
leggings 199
ca. 1890
L: 31.5 in, wide at top: 11 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
Slightly trapezoidal piece of dark tanned hide w/ some yellow coloring overall, folded lengthwise and sewn on outer seam w/ inserted wide, 6"L, yellow colored fringe. Top is open until fringe is sewn in 7 ½" inches from top. 1"L added fringe on cuff, also yellow colored. On lower portion are 3 rows of 3 thin stripes of dyed quillwork (restored) - red background with box designs in purple or green with pink or orange insert - wrapping around leg. Recto has 4 horseshoe designs in (2) pink and (2) light green between rows. Verso has 2 orange quillwork boxes between the rows. Along cuff is ½"W strip of seed beads in dark blue and white - on recto in intermittent vertical stripe design, and verso changes to slanted triangle in dark blue, background in white. Tie is sewn on at top, from original hide.
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