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Plains Indian Museum

Arapaho 103 Cheyenne 264 Southern Plains 72
cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 sinew 620 glass beads 689 pigments 40 metal bells 5
leggings 199
ca. 1880
L: 23.5 in, wide at widest point: 9.75 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
Pair og leggings numbered (a) and (b). Pieces of tanned hide, folded, seamed and tapered with added 12"L placket from calf to ankle. Self-fringed and a "V" at the top where 2 edges do not meet. Faint green pigment on the self-fringed top. Yellow pigment overall. These would go from thigh to ankle, with a taper at the ankle over the moccasin. 1 ½" strip of beadwork in seed beads is directly on the added placket: white background, with two diamond designs in center of light blue and red outlined in dark blue with four triangles extending from center in dark blue. Outside bead edge of placket is ½" wide white with 4 dark blue/light blue designs; bottom strip of white line with red center. 6 brass bells are added to placket edge with leather strips - whole thing edged in single line of turquoise blue beads. Beaded design around the ankle is also 1 ½" W in same colors and pattern. Bottom cuff is also edged in single line of turquoise blue seed beads. Single design of white, red and dark blue beads, 1" W x 2"L sits on fold.
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