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Plains Indian Museum

Tsistsistas 32 Southern Plains 72 Cheyenne 264
glass beads 689 tanned deer hide 58 pigments 40 cotton thread 354
leggings 199
ca. 1880
L: 38 in, width: 12.5 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
Tanned hide panted with yellow ochre, cut diagonally across top, into long rectangle including triangular flap, with 6 ½" L x 2" W notch cut out for bottom cuff - includes 1" of self-fringe. Self-fringed, twisted fringe on outer flap and lower cuff, up to 7" L. Side flap/leg delineated by pieces of fringe sewn through two sides of hide, and left long and twisted on verso. Decorated on entire recto perimeter (including cuff recto and verso) with narrow row of seed beads - white background with translucent red slanted bars in pairs overall. Recto: the outer edge, outside of bead strip and insert of cuff, has been painted green. 7 rows of green dots (6 to 7/row) on lower half of piece. Verso: Entire triangular flap is painted green, with the 6"L fringe delineating flap,. 4 rows of green dots (4/row) on lower portion. 2 green dots off centered near knee area. Tie added to top.
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