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War Shirt

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Object Number:
62-16-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Hidatsa (uncertain)
Provenience:
Wyoming
Culture Area:
Great Plains
Date Made:
c.1900
Early Date:
1890
Late Date:
1910
Section:
American
Materials:
Deerskin
Leather
Quill
Pigment
Fur
Technique:
Quillwork
Description:
Thin, poorly tanned deer or antelope skin with heavier quilled leather band extending over each shoulder and down back and front; quilled band entire lenght of each sleeve; quilled flap front and back at neck; diamond dyes used on quills, yellow predominating with design of 3-pointed purple bands with red, green, and purple stripes at ends; floral motif at wrist; quill plaiting technique producing double-diamond effect; lond strips of winter weasel and fringe attached to tone edge of each quilled band; short cut fringe at shirt bottom; sides unsewn.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. T. F. D. Wainwright

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American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978)
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