Lot 31
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Blackfoot Beaded and Fringed Hide Shirt and Leggings

80,000 - 100,000 USD
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  • hide, glass beads
of classic design, composed of two finely tanned hides, seamed across the top with a transverse neck opening, painted with black stripes on the sleeves and a series of blue tadpoles on the body, overlaid on the chest and back with a circular medallion in pink, greasy yellow, black and two shades of blue against a white glass beadwork ground, with a radiant design, the sleeves and shoulders overlaid with hide strips, sinew sewn in similar colors, with classic diamond and triangular motifs, trimmed with winter-white ermine drops; together with a pair of leggings, painted with a series of black stripes, overlaid with beaded strips.


Acquired from the descendants of One Star, Blackfoot

Private Collection for more than 40 years

Catalogue Note

For a related example and discussion of Blackfoot shirts see Horsecapture and Horsecapture, 2001, pp. 50-51.