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Cheyenne Artist

Woman's Leggings, c. 1885
Beads on leather
20 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (51.44 x 21.59 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Abernethy
Accession Number: P5213a,b
Yellow buckskin with beadwork band on bottoms and sides. Vertical geometric patterned stripes on white background.

Native leather and paint, and glass beads

In the 1880s, Cheyenne beadwork was characterized by a growing complexity, which contrasted to the geometric simplicity of earlier designs. A new motif, the stepped triangle, was often used during the later part of the 19th century. At this time, the traditional monochromatic painting of portions of the hide not covered with beadwork continued.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 74 (illustrated/bw) fig. 245.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 20 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (51.44 x 21.59 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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