University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:39-18-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Oglala
Provenience: South Dakota
Pine Ridge Reservation
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Buckskin
Quill
Tin
Feather
Length: 105 cm
Width: 25 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert Frazier, 1939

Description

Buckskin. Large; decorated with dyed porcupine quills. Upper two-thirds sewed into buckskin in red, white and purple lines. Some pendants of red down attached with metal bangles. At base, square of rawhide strips covered with quills in pink, white, orange and purple. Long buckskin fringe at bottom. Designs differ to front and back. Those on one side very much faded; other side slightly.


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