Legging

70-9-547B

From: Northern Plains

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-547B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Blackfeet
Provenience Northern Plains
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made 1875-1899
Section American
Materials Hide | Fur | Fiber | Bead | Pigment
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.

Length 79.5 cm
Width 31 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number 8 - Field No SF

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