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Osage straight dance leggings with green, yellow, red, and purple ribbon in diamond patterns / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

Ribbon work one with silk strips then attached to wool pieces. Silk ribbon work. There are other public events besides dances that Osage wear their Indian clothes. Monty Chesawalla (Modoc name) was the director of the Osage Tribal Museum and she told me that back in the 1930's Osage women would just sit around and create ribbon strips. These strips would then be kept so they could be attached to something later. Besides the Osage, wool leggings are characteristic o f straight dance in general and used by the Ponca as well as the Osage.

Tags: wool, broadcloth
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial, public events, dances

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

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Title(s): 
Osage straight dance leggings with green, yellow, red, and purple ribbon in diamond patterns
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Terry Williams
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
late 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wool, satin, hide
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Terry L. Williams
Accession No: 
84.3601a-b
Department: 
Not On View

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