Description

    A Sioux Quilled Hide Hair Ornament
    c. 1875

    hide, natural and dyed porcupine quills, glass seed beads, horsehair, silk, dyed bone hair pipe beads, brass beads, mirror

    Provenance:
    Collected by Major Charles Beverly Ewing, a medical doctor in the U. S. Army, also known as "The Fighting Doctor." His accounts have been recorded and published in various formats, one being Voices of Wounded Knee by William S. E. Coleman. Through the family by descent.


    Length: 32 ½ inches overall


    Condition Report*:

    In overall good condition.  Mirror with cracks.  One minor chip to one hair pipe.  Quillwork and beadwork with some loss.  One brass bead missing (?)  Two small metal cones missing.  Green fiber with loss.  No apparent restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    23rd Friday
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