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Dress, c. 1870-1880
Leather and beads
x 48 13/16 in. ( x 124 cm)
leather, beads and dye
Cheyenne dress construction and ornamentation conformed to strict traditional patterns. The yoke of this dress is painted yellow with natural pigment, evoking the color of the Sun. Three horizontal bands of beadwork alsodecorate the yoke, one across the shoulders, and the others across the back and front. In general, rows of bucksin fringe, arranged in pairs, were topped iwht wrapped quills, but by 1880 the quills had been replaced by large beads. Thin bands of beadwork, natural red pigment, and tin cones on the bottom edge complete the costume.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 47 (illustrated/bw) fig. 134.
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 47, Figure Number: 134
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