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Beaded leather leggings with geometric patterns and fringe

Essay/Description

The leggings exhibit red and white heart beads and green and yellow paint with cut and twisted fringe on the side of the leggings.

Curatorial Remarks

"These legging could have belonged to Sitting Bull's nephew."

Dr. Garrick Bailey, Professor of Anthropology for The University of Tulsa, 2018

The yellow and green dye with small strips of beadwork indicates that these leggings are likely Kiowa or Comanche.

Tags: leggings, leather, beaded
People: Possibly Kiowa or Comanche
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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Title(s): 
Beaded leather leggings with geometric patterns and fringe
Creator(s): 
Unidentified (Author)
Culture: 
Native American; Plains
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass, paint
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2610a-b
Previous Number(s): 
84.2610 a-b
Department: 
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