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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FLORIDA COLLECTION

Fine Western Apache Beaded and Fringed Tailored Hide Shirt
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 92,500 USD
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97

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FLORIDA COLLECTION

Fine Western Apache Beaded and Fringed Tailored Hide Shirt
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 92,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Western Apache Beaded and Fringed Tailored Hide Shirt
styled in the manner of a US Army officer's military coat and probably worn by an Apache scout, with a rich yellow ochre pigment overall, decorated with panels of long fringe on the shoulders, sleeves, waist and hem, stitched in glass beadwork, with a series of arrow-form elements radiating from a diamond chain on the collar, the elements repeated with a column of stacked triangles on the spine, and with narrow beaded bands of triangles and checkered patterning encircling the chest, back, and middle and lower torso, similar details along the arms, wrists, and up the front, the alternating fields profusely decorated with rows of flattened brass and silver buttons in a variety of sizes, probably re-cycled from cartridge casings.
length with fringe 29 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Reportedly collected by an Indian services doctor who worked on the San Carlos Reservation in the early 1870s

Private New Mexico Collection

Sold Sotheby's New York, May 1998, lot 650

Acquired by the present owner at the above sale 

Exhibited

Reportedly exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893

Catalogue Note

For a related example identified as San Carlos see Tom Hill and Richard Hill, eds., Creation's Journey, Washington D.C. p. 90.

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