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Dress

Object Number:63-8-22
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sioux
Provenience: United States of America
South Dakota
Pine Ridge Reservation (uncertain)
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Deerskin
Bead
Hair
Sinew
Length: 124 cm
Width: 182 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert Pemberton, 1963

Description

Deerskin: 3-piece-top, back and front; sinew thread. Fringing around bottom from added strips; points at bottom have narrow stripe with hair (outside). Two rows of fringed on dress; midsection with 5 thongs, one above bottom. Self out fringing around armholes. Tails of sleeves (2 on each side) are extra pieces with short self-cut fringes except at end which has narrow strips with hair. Solid beading over bodice. lazy stitch. Background light blue; geometric designs in dark blue, yellow, red and green. Beading down front and back in scallops leaving plain center.

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