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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Central Plains 41 Santee Sioux 8
Descriptions
silk cloth 4 porcupine quills 146 wool cloth 199 cotton cloth 39 tanned hide 162 metal sequins dyed porcupine quills 86 Ribbons 76
Names
vest 106
Date:
ca. 1880
Dimensions:
L: 20 in, width: 19.5 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
Remarks:
Man’s hide vest with quillwork and ribbons. Vest constructed from three pieces of hide with smaller additions towards lower edges; seams top of shoulders, sides. Hide fringe sewn on bottom. Front opening trimmed with red silk cloth; arm holes trimmed with green wool cloth; lining white cotton cloth. Front adorned with flag motif on PL, symmetrical abstract floral/leaves and faux pocket outlines in red, purple, green, and natural (un-dyed) quillwork on both sides; three red quillwork designs with purple outlined holes on upper PR may represent wounds. Silk ribbons (blue, red, yellow) pinned with metal sequins or discs. Reverse: Symmetrical design layouts on each half of abstract leaf and floral designs. Central design between shoulder blades: figure with bonnet holding two flags. Note design similar to front “wounds” in similar positions on the back; one also placed on lower back PR side. Ribbons (green, red, blue, yellow, pink)pinned across back with metal sequins or discs.
Accession Number:
NA.202.1445

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