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Girl's buckskin dress with blue, red, and white lazy stitched beading and fringe / Unknown

Essay/Description

Although the mantle and skirt appear to be separate pieces in this dress, they are actually sewn together. The mantle length in the dimension field designates the length from the collar to the longest leather piece.

Curatorial Remarks

The top part of the dress is not attached to the skirt, and the hide hanging down the sides would cover the arms. Hide dresses are typically made from deer hide, and they are distinctively made by Plains tribes.

Tags: hide dress, girl
People: Possibly Kiowa
Places: Southern 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): 
Girl's buckskin dress with blue, red, and white lazy stitched beading and fringe
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; possibly Apache (artist and user)
Date: 
late 19th century - early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
hide (buckskin), glass
Dimensions: 
Dress: 20 × 10 × 45 × 8 × 3 × 24 × 24 1/2 × 32 × 22 in. (50.8 × 25.4 × 114.3 × 20.3 × 7.6 × 61 × 62.2 × 81.3 × 55.9 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.1807
Previous Number(s): 
8426.1807
Department: 
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