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Man's beaded and quilled hide shirt / Unidentified


Man's buck hide shirt with interlaced porcupine quillwork and beaded design. There is fringe on the sleeves, hem, and elsewhere on the shirt. The quillwork creates a geometric design in light blue, light purple, red, and yellow. There are crosses made of green and red beads.

Curatorial Remarks

The quillwork seems to be made separately from the rest of the shirt and attached afterward. The quillwork is more common amongst Northern Plains Tribes. The collar on this shirt seems to have European stylistic influence.

Tags: quillwork, shirt, morning star
People: Southern Cheyenne, possibly Northern Cheyenne
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

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

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Man's beaded and quilled hide shirt
Native American; Cheyenne; Southern (artist and user)
19th century - 20th century
quill, glass, hide
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