Description

    A KIOWA BEADED AND FRINGED HIDE DRESS

    c. 1880

    decorated overall with yellow ochre pigment and on the neck, hips and hem with red ochre details and bands of blue and white glass seed beads, trimmed with a German silver brooch on the chest, hide fringe and metal cones

    Length: 42 inches overall


    Condition Report*:

    Overall very good condition. Hide with usual wear and soiling. Approx. 5 cones missing. Beadwork intact. Hide fringe with minor loss. Hide fringe with minor loss, approx. 2 on back yoke. Some light fading of pigment. Approx. 19 puncture holes to front yoke. One native repair of hide approx. 4" long on back right shoulder. No other apparent restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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