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Finger woven, beaded dance accoutrement


Beaded and woven accutrements

Curatorial Remarks

Acts as a garter without the garter belt. It's less work to create only the drop than the complete garter belt. These were created starting in the 1950s and 1960s. This is an example of people economizing their dance clothing. By the 1950s, an entire straight dance outfit would have cost $2,000 or more. By the 1950s, most families didn't have members who could create all parts of an outfit.

Tags: finger woven, cotton, wool, orange, red, blue, white beads
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: dances, straight dance

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

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Finger woven, beaded dance accoutrement
Unknown (Collector)
Native American; Osage
19th century - 20th century
wool, beads, cotton, plastic
Credit Line: 
Gifted in honor of James Bruce Bolinger
Accession No: 
Previous Number(s): 
TL2010.34.11; TL 2010.34.11
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