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Beaded strip on leather / Ty Stewart

Curatorial Remarks

This is a leather waist belt most likely worn during a straight dance. At first glance it appears to be a blanket strip, but the end leather ties indicate otherwise- that the item is instead a belt. The leather ties were used to tie the belt to the body.

Tags: white, blue, leather, belt, beadwork, standard design, straight dance
People: Ponca, Ty Stewart
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events, recreational activities, dances

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

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Title(s): 
Beaded strip on leather
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Ponca (artist and user)
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Ty Stewart Collection
Accession No: 
84.1853
Previous Number(s): 
8426.1853
Department: 
Not On View

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