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Woman's finger woven sash with green and blue arrow pattern and beaded fringe / Unknown

Essay/Description

Green and blue finger woven sash with long beaded fringe

Curatorial Remarks

"This sash is woven in the warp-faced style of weaving."

Karen Berry, Cherokee artist, 2019.

This would have been worn by a woman for multiple occasions. It was worn around the waist for decorative purposes. It is finger woven which is typical of Osage and other Prairie tribes. Usually these are made with multiple colors, but this belt only uses two.
Tags: finger woven, belt, sash
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, ceremonial use, formal attire

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

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Title(s): 
Woman's finger woven sash with green and blue arrow pattern and beaded fringe
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, glass
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.1877
Previous Number(s): 
8427.1877
Department: 
Not On View

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