A Hupa ceremonial dance skirt, apron and necklaces, with accompanying photo

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Lot 6089
A Hupa ceremonial dance ensemble
length overall 40in
See illustration

Sold for US$ 32,862 inc. premium
Property of various owners
A Hupa ceremonial dance ensemble
Including a buckskin apron, strung across the top with three rows of beargrass-wrapped thongs and seed pods, abalone shell pendants suspended below, fringe across the middle and bottom flanking another row of ornamental elements, the backskirt doubled over at top, the border cut into fringe and decorated with yellow, rust and black weaving materials in block patterns, suspending a thick row of juniper berries, faceted cobalt blue glass trade beads, small shells and more abalone pendants, lengthy fringe below; along with six necklaces, variously comprised of tiny or medium sized seashells, seed pods, dentalium shells, plaques of abalone shells and white glass trade beads.
length overall 40in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    A northern California collector. This lot accompanied by a photograph of the former owner, Rosa Jack, modeling the outfit. The photo was purportedly in an old frame (no longer available) with writing on the cardboard backing: "Rosa Jack, Klamath Indian, Klamath Cal, Del Norte Co."
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