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buttons 114 brass 1442 Beads 2617 leather 2024 fringe 575 brown 254 hook and eye suede 19 machine stitched 24 rivets 29 commercially tanned 94
skirt 35
ca. 1905
skirt length: 36 in, waist: 23 in
Credit Line:
The Bradford-Decker Collection
Leather divided skirt with 3 panels in each leg. Commercially tanned medium brown leather with sueded finish outside and smooth finish inside. Patch pocket with `V' bottom on each side, decorative applique motif at pocket top: (design) and long fringe sewn under top and bottom `V's. Drop panel front with 4 buttonholes at each side reinforced with round head brass rivets and fitting 3/4" flat top brass buttons; double hook and eye closure at waistband at each side panel and in center under panel. Bottom edge is self-fringed and 2 added bands of fringe in long zig-zags; top edge of top band is zig-zag cut. Front and back seams, pocket edges and fringe bands are decorated with round head brass rivets-3/8" and 1/2" diameters. Fringes are trimmed with round brass beads. Machine stitching throughout. Waistband is faced with 1-3/8" wide heavy black cotton band. Matches 1.69.693 and can be seen in P.69.1285.1-3. Part of Etheyle Parry Bradford's Wild West Show wardrobe.
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