glass beads and leather
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 ggarments. Many vests, however, were adapted to the traditional format and were cut in the order, two-piece method.
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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