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Vest with geometric design in blue, purple, green, pink, and yellow / Gloria Maude Cheshewalla

Essay/Description

Boy’s vest made from dark blue fulled wool with ribbonwork.

Curatorial Remarks

It is not typical to see a vest worn with a straight dance outfit. Usually, a shirt was worn as part of the outfit. The designs on this outfit appear to be for a male because they are more geometric rather than curvilinear.

Tags: vest, straight dance
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events

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

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Title(s): 
Vest with geometric design in blue, purple, green, pink, and yellow
Creator(s): 
Gloria Maude Cheshewalla (Artist)
Yarbrough (Formerly attributed to)
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, rayon
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the R.D. Bennett Collection
Accession No: 
84.3291a
Previous Number(s): 
TL2006.1a-d
Department: 
Inscribed, "Made Especially For Red Man Store" on tag in back of vest.
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