DescriptionA SIOUX GIRL'S BEADED HIDE DRESS
sinew sewn and lane-stitched in numerous shades of opaque and translucent beads, each side decorated on the bodice and skirt with intricate geometric devices, trimmed with fine fringe, silk ribbons, and tubular bead pendants terminating in hawk bells
Length: 31 inches overall
In overall very good condition. Hide with a 1" tear below the neck opening and approx. three minor tears, each approx. 3/4" in length, at the side of the neck and under the arms. One of these tears is stabilized with thread stitches. Otherwise hide surface with usual wear, including light soiling. Beads with minor loss and moderate soiling. Ribbons with heavy wear; three missing their tassels. Fine finges intact. Some tubular beads along the hem missing. Two hawk bells missing.
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