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War Shirt

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Object Number:
95-18-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Blackfeet (uncertain)
Provenience:
Montana (uncertain)
Northern Plains
Culture Area:
Great Plains
Date Made:
1880-1910
Early Date:
1880
Late Date:
1910
Section:
American
Materials:
Hide
Glass
Mirror
Silk
Wool
Pigment
Cotton Thread
Technique:
Tanned
Beaded
Description:
Man's war shirt of native tanned hide with fringe along arms, neck, and lower edge. Approximately 1/4-1/2" in diameter spots of red pigment in area of central torso, lower edge, and down sleeves. Two beaded strips run from front, over shoulders, and down back. Bead strips also run down each sleeve. Beaded strips incorporate stepped geometric pattern of light blue, mustard yellow, and red white-heart seed beads. Three round mirrors sewn in column below collar on front and back of shirt. Collar of light blue silk is backed with red wool. Seams and stitching of commercial cotton thread.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John E. Petrie

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