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Man's straight dance outfit / Unknown

Essay/Description

A - The otter drop has three large beaded medallions and has beads and purple and white ribbon along both sides. At the top is a lavender and white spotted satin cloth used to attach the drop.
B-C - The breech clothes are black with purple, blue, white and green striped ribbons on each side.
D - The trailer is black with beads and purple and white ribbon along both sides and three striped bands of purple, white, blue and green ribbon.
E-F - The pair of leggings are black with beads and purple, white, blue and green striped ribbon bands along one side.

Curatorial Remarks

Straight dance clothing includes a ribbon shirt (not featured in image) with neckerchief, leggings decorated with ribbon work, breechcloth, and an otter drop in the back decroated with ribbon and beadwork. This specific outfit was made as a set. All of the ribbon work is the same color and design.

Tags: beadwork, beaded medallion, otter drop, leggings, purples, blue, green pinkfurbreechclothstraight danceneckerchief
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): 
Man's straight dance outfit
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Terry Williams
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
1980s
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, satin, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (Otter Drop): 67 1/4 × 6 1/4 in. (170.8 × 15.9 cm) Overall (Breech Cloth): 19 in. (48.3 cm) Overall (Dance Trailer): 44 5/8 × 13 in. (113.3 × 33 cm) Overall (Leggings): 43 1/4 × 18 1/4 in. (109.9 × 46.4 cm)
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Terry L. Williams Collection
Accession No: 
84.3600a-f
Previous Number(s): 
TL2014.20.3; TL2014.20.6.2; TL2014.20.6.1; TL2014.20.5; TL2014.20.4.2; TL2014.20.4.1
Department: 
Not On View

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