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Wool leggings with geometric design and beadwork / Gloria Maude Cheshewalla

Essay/Description

The pair of leggings is made from stroud cloth with silk cutout designs of purple, pale green, cerise, and yellow, edged with white beads.

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. Wool leggings are part of a straight dance outfit.

Tags: leggings, wool
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): 
Wool leggings with geometric design and beadwork
Creator(s): 
Gloria Maude Cheshewalla
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, satin, silk, glass
Dimensions: 
Leggings: 25 1/4 × 12 × 18 × 25 × 9 × 25 1/4 in. (64.1 × 30.5 × 45.7 × 63.5 × 22.9 × 64.1 cm)
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the R.D. Bennett Collection
Accession No: 
84.3291b
Previous Number(s): 
TL2006.1a-d
Department: 
Not On View

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