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Plains Indian Museum

Hidatsa 19
pigments 40 porcupine quills 146 tanned hide 570 cotton thread 354
shirt 119
late 19th century - early 20th century
L: 22 in, width: 38.5 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
Boy's shirt, Poncho style, open sides with ties. sewn sleeves, self-fringed on edges and cuffs. Triangular neck tab on back. Long fringes added to braod strips of hide, serving as a base for the porcupine quill embroidery on sleeves. Similar strips extend down the front and back. Quillwork is plaited using multiple quills, analine dyed orange, blue, and red dyed quills -----. Open V-cut neck in front. Sleeves fully sewn closed. seam hidden by quill strips and fringe.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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