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Woman's beaded hide leggings with geometric designs / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

The top portion of these leggings may have been folded over so that the fringe faced down. These leggings were likely worn with beaded moccasins, and high top moccasins later became popular after the Cheyenne move south.

Tags: leggings, woman, leather, beadwork
People: Cheyenne
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

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

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Title(s): 
Woman's beaded hide leggings with geometric designs
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Cheyenne; Southern
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
semi-tanned skin (possibly buffalo skin used as a thin strip added to the tops), glass, sinew, cotton thread, dye.
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.456a-b
Previous Number(s): 
8427.456 a-b
Department: 
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