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

Essay/Description

The vest is made out of blue stroud wool with silk cutout designs of purple, pale green, cerise, and yellow. The linging is pink and purple.

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;
Yarbrough
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, satin, silk, glass
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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