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Sioux Artist

Vest, n.d.
Beads on leather
20 7/8 x 17 5/8 in. (53.02 x 44.77 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2025
Buckskin vest with cloth lining and brown cloth edging. Completely beaded with multi-colored angle patterns on white. "Patrick W. Bitter" beaded across the front.

glass beads and leather

Breaded vests were popular among the Oglala Sioux in the mid-1870s, the years immediately preceding the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Sioux geometirc patterns were often combined with English initials and names on Reservation era vests.
-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), 72 (illustrated/bw) fig. 235.

The name "PATRICK W. BITTER" is worked in blue beads across the front of the vest.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 20 7/8 x 17 5/8 in. (53.02 x 44.77 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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