Small man's (child's?) shirt made of fringed hide and decorated at the cuff, neck and shoulders with seed beadwork decoration. The bead work is depicted in black, white, blue and green, and among the shoulder fringes are additional decorations, including haliotis shell pendants, textile ribbons, strips of tin and deer hoof tinklers.
- Found/Acquired: USA
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
- Length: 52 centimetres
Shirts produced by Great Basin peoples such as Ute, as well as Apache, Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne appear tighter and, generally, more tailored than central and northern Plains ones. The long front tab is normally diagnostic of Ute provenance and so are the bold geometric beaded decorations across the shoulders (see: John Yellow Flower Am-A8-14l; and other braves in: Am-A8-21; Am-A41-7).
13 May 1992
Remove moth remains
Moth damaged. Moth residues present.
Removed moth remains using brushes, tweezers and vacuum cleaner.
Acquisition details unknown.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ENA20537
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