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Plains Indian Museum

Southern Plains 72 Kiowa 37
cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 faceted glass beads silk ribbon 38 glass beads 689 pigments 40 brass bead 4 Cotton cloth 154
leggings 199
ca. 1870
L: 29.5 in, width: 14 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
Tanned hide folded into tube, cut at diagonal at top to a tie, tapering toward bottom with triangular side flap. Varying lengths of self-fringe on flap and bottom of flap. Flap is painted green, body is painted yellow. Recto edge of flap and bottom cuff has red cotton cloth accent trim. Flap and body separated by line of green paint, red line, green line. Green dyed and twisted leather strips punched through on the red line (seam distinction) of color with 3-4 large blood red beads tied through some of the ties, with blue and green silk ribbon (remnants) added. One darker strip of hide also tied on to fringe piece on "B", a portion is wrapped with blue and white seed beads and red cotton cloth. Verso is plain. Single brass bead tied into edge fringe recto; 2 ruby colored faceted (1 split) beads tied into interior fringe on recto.
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