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Wool wedding coat with gold-colored epaulettes

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Wedding coat with epaulettes

Curatorial Remarks

Most wedding coats were greatly modified from it's original state as a military coat. Wedding coats were the most valuable gift from one family to the other; there were very few occasions where this significant type of gift was given. The Osage are the only tribe to wear wedding coats.

Tags: German silver buttons, gold epaulettes, wedding coat
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: dances, weddings

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Wool wedding coat with gold-colored epaulettes
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Osage (artist and user)
Date: 
early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, silk, cotton, metal (white metal, brass)
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.1783
Previous Number(s): 
8426.1783; 20684
Department: 
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