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Black cloth dance sash backed on leather strip with ribbon trim and beads / Mavis Steve

Curatorial Remarks

The designs appear to have a Southeastern prehistoric origin. It may have been used as a sash or a belt. Choctaw material culture disappeared in Oklahoma apart from their basketry. This occurred because of traditional religious practices and the spread of Christianity. Material culture shifted with religious practices.

Tags: sash, black, yellow, ribbon
People: Choctaw
Places: Southeast, Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use

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

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Title(s): 
Black cloth dance sash backed on leather strip with ribbon trim and beads
Creator(s): 
Mavis Steve (Artist)
Culture: 
Native American; Choctaw
Date: 
1997
Place: 
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, hide, glass, silk
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2893
Department: 
Not On View

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