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Cheyenne Artist

Child's Dress, 1930-1939
Beads on leather
33 1/4 x 26 in. (84.46 x 66.04 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Oklahoma
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Abernethy
Accession Number: P5242
Soft, pale buckskin with thin fringe on all edges. Floral Beadwork on neck. Red, white, and blue ribbons tied to fringe across front. An example of a combination of themes: Midwestern beading and South Plains construction and mescal beads. Can be dated by lack of painting- R. Conn.

Leather, mescal bean and glass beads, and ribbon

Can be dated by lack of painting- See R. Conn Report (1978)

Mescal beans are traditional ornaments for clothing of the Southern Plains groups. The abstract floral beadwork and ribbon decoration reflect design influences of relocated Midwestern peoples.

Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 76, fig. 259.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 33 1/4 x 26 in. (84.46 x 66.04 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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