Native American Sioux Beaded Buckskin Shirt Fringe
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Absolutely Fabulous! Sioux warrior dance Shirt, made from buckskin (brain tanned deer hide), glass trade beads, wampum shells and ribbon streamers. The condition is good, but make no mistake this garment was used, the deerskin, has some scuffs, and scrapes, some of the wampum shells are broken off of the face, from jingling together, one of the trade bead streamers is missing, most of the beading is intact, and some of the fringe is broken off probably caught underfoot in the dance. The garment is clean, for the age and use, all in all a georgeous garment. Used for ritual dances, by Sioux and Arapaho Indians. A wonderfull decoration. In the 2010 Rosebowl parade, A Young Chinese American woman was wearing a similar garment, the fringe was cut shorter, and she announced that the garment cost 28,000.00! Wow! This is really a bargain! The shirt is 55 inches from neck to hem, 52 inches across the front and back, the sleeves are open and measure 34 inches on the longest strip. I can't say enough about the soft bucksin, this isn't done anymore that I know of so this is rare just because of the way the deerskin was tanned. I will include the shipping in the USA, and will apply like amount to shipping outside the USA. Thanks for shopping in the Land of Enchantment!
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- Reference #
- Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
- Type / Pattern
- Dance Shirt
- ca. 1948/50
- Width: 52 inches
- Height: 55 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 10 pounds
- Sioux Indian