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Woman's hide dress with beading, pigment, and twisted fringe / Unknown

Essay/Description

Once worn by Anne Ross Pyburn (Cherokee) who sold the Ross papers to Mr. Gilcrease.

Curatorial Remarks

The beaded bands are likely blanket strips that were attached to the blouse. These strips also outline leggings and are used on men's clothing. The red painting on the hide is common for Southern Plains tribes.

Tags: painted, beaded, hide dress
People: Possibly Cheyenne or Kiowa Apache
Places: Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, ceremonial use

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

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Title(s): 
Woman's hide dress with beading, pigment, and twisted fringe
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Apache or Cheyenne (artist), Cherokee (user)
Date: 
early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass, pigment
Dimensions: 
Dress: 54 × 40 1/2 × 48 1/2 × 13 × 4 × 18 1/2 × 33 1/2 × 22 1/2 in. (137.2 × 102.9 × 123.2 × 33 × 10.2 × 47 × 85.1 × 57.2 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.1802
Previous Number(s): 
8426.1802; 11688
Department: 
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