Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 29-47-262
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cree (uncertain)
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made 1830s
Section American
Materials Elkskin | Porcupine Quill | Sinew | Bead | Pigment

One rectangular piece of elkskin, folded lengthwise and sewn together on open side with joining band of cotton, edges fringed. Top folded over to form wide yoke; 8.25 fringe sewn on yoke above edge running from left arm-hole under right armhole to the left at back; each thong wrapped for upper 3.5" with white, yellow, red and brown procupine quills forming design. Double ended fringe over each shoulder with each thong wrapped in white, blue, yellow, red and brown quills, held in place by interlacing of sinew and fiber, wrapped at intervals below with single quills; laft shoulder fringe longer than right to cover break in yoke underarm; double thongs around lower skirt 2" apart attached at 3 beads, extending to wrapped thong edge fringe; red paint dabs on skin around lower edge and yoke.

Length 132 cm
Width 71 cm
Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1929

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