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Vest, n.d.
Beads on leather
21 1/2 x 19 3/8 x 1 in. (54.61 x 49.21 x 2.54 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.

Materials
glass beads and leather

Commentary
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

Bibliography
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.

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