Description

    A PAIR OF SIOUX PICTORIAL QUILLED HIDE GAUNTLETS

    c. 1890

    each decorated with floral elements surmounted by a pair of birds in various shades of dyed porcupine quillwork, short hide fringe

    This style of porcupine quill decoration with its floral and foliate elements together with stars, birds, American flags, etc. was favored by the Santee Sioux and some mixed bloods amongst the various Western Sioux groups. Euro-American tailored clothing such as hide vests, trousers, baby bonnets, and gauntlets were favored for this type of quill decoration.

    Lengths: 18 ¼ inches each


    Condition Report*:

    Overall very good with usual wear and light soiling. Hide has stains and surface scrapes. Vibrant color quill work with minor loss. Hide fringe intact. No apparent restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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