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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
braintanned 68 bead 112 moosehide 4 silver 707 cotton 256
Names
vest 106
Subjects
compass 3 floral 651 elk 44 deer 73 horse 394
Date:
1920-1930
Dimensions:
chest circumference: 45 in, L: 23.75 in
Credit Line:
Gift of H. Peter Kriendler
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Heavy braintanned moose hide smoked to a dark golden brown. Zigzag cut edges on front pockets, bottom edge fringe and upper back fringe, added fringe in shoulder and side seams. Left front has a running horse motif beaded in yellow with red-orange hooves, mane and tail. Right front has a mirror image horse beaded in red-orange with light blue hooves, mane and tail. Back yoke has a central standing deer or elk beaded in red-orange with royal blue antlers, tail and hooves. Armholes, neck and front edges are bound with orange bias binding. Full lining is cotton cloth with brown outlined white flowers on orange background. Buckskin pieces are hand sewn with thread, lining is machine stitched. At front are 8 Southwest-style silver buttons with buckskin thong loops to connect left to right front. Three pair of buttons have a mariner's compass stamped design and botton pair have a stamped daisy design.
Accession Number:
NA.202.896

Not currently on display

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