A Plateau beaded shirt
Lot 1297
A Plateau beaded shirt
Sold for US$ 8,225 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of various owners
A Blackfoot beaded shirt
The soft hide garment tailored with sides open to the sleeves, extended strips of buckskin hanging at either side, beaded with an applied roundel on the chest area and back, beaded strips running up and over the shoulders, similar work along the sleeves, the neck trimmed with red trade cloth and hung with ermine suspensions, lengthy fringe, more ermine suspensions and red feather tufts along the sleeves, a black pigment marking a rectangular frame about the chest and back areas.
length 39 1/2in, width (with arms extended) 64in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex-Benson Lanford
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