University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-547
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Blackfeet
Provenience: Northern Plains
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Date Made: 1875-1899
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1899
Section:American
Materials:Hide
Fur
Fiber
Bead
Pigment
Length: 126 cm
Width: 31 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:8 - Field No SF

Description

Each legging is single piece of native tanned hide folded and secured on open side at fourteen points with strips of hide that tapers from top to bottom; ten ermine skins wrapped with red stroud attached to open side of each legging; 25 "tadpole" design (5 rows of 5 each) are painted on each legging with mineral paint; band of beadwork (concentric spot stitched stepped triangles in green, red, and navy blue against white background) done on canvas is attached at open edge of each legging; commercial cotton thread is used for sewing.


Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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