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Sioux Artist

Child's Vest, c. 1890
Leather and beads
16 x 15 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (40.64 x 39.69 x 36.5 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Dakotas or Minnesota
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Abernethy
Accession Number: P1517
Small buckskin vest covered with solid beadwork. Blue and white striped beadwork edging: blue, red, and green triangular designs on white. Reservation era complexity.

Leather and glass beads

The vest was an article of European clothing widely adopted by Native Americans. Opening in the front, it differed from the pull-over construction of traditional Native American garments. Many vests, however, were adapted to the traditional format and were cut in the older, two-piece method (Conn, 1974, p. 144).

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 72, fig. 234.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 16 x 15 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (40.64 x 39.69 x 36.5 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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