glass beads and wool
As early as 1850, Crow men began to wear cloth leggings to match striped trade blanket coats. Bands of beads and stripes in the cloth deorated these leggings. Later cloth leggings came to be preferred; most of the Crow delegation sent to Washington in 1873 wore cloth leggings iwth skin shirts. THese leggings, constructed by the traditional one-seam method, testify to the Crow fondness for red trade cloth.
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 72 (illustrated/bw) fig. 239.
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