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Leggings, c. 1880-1890
Beads on leather
x 13 3/8 in. ( x 34 cm)
glass beads and leather
The Sioux beadwork format originally consisted of simple geometric patterns, ofthen including isosceles trangles, worked on a light ground. Blue and red on a white ground were the most frequently used combinations. After the 1870s, Sioux design became much more complex (Cat. No. 249). Lazy stitching is the most widely used technique in Sioux work. The patterns of the beadwork on leggings, in ctrast to the decoration of dresses (Cat. No. 135) is usually more complex (Wissler, 1904, p. 253).
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 26 (illustrated/bw) fig. 32.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ways of Seeing/Exhibiting American Indian Art: The Pomona College Collection Montgomery Gallery , 1/19/1994 - 3/20/1994
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: 26, Figure Number: 32
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