University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:39-18-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Arapaho (uncertain)
Lakota (uncertain)
Provenience: United States of America
South Dakota (uncertain)
Pine Ridge Reservation (uncertain)
Culture Area: Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Skin
Bead
Metal
Shell
Tin
Length: 145 cm
Width: 130 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert Frazier, 1939

Description

Woman's buckskin dress. Long; sewed up sides. Short, wide, open sleeves. Upper section colored yellowish, lower part plain with faint blue marks and heavier red ones. Elongated corners. Bottom and sleeves fringed, and buckskin strings attached in several places. Metal bangles at lower corners. Bands of geometric rectilinear designs in glass beads of many colors across sleeves and breast. Several pendants of large glass beads and dentalium. Separate beaded belt attached with beaded knife sheath, bag, and awl case, all of rectilinear designs on buckskin base; awl case mainly blue, others mainly white.


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