Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCBR8102

Category: Robe - Buffalo

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Hidatsa

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Buffalo robe, glass pony and seed beads, buckskin, paint

Description: Man's wearing robe with three painted concentric circles that make the central design. A seed beaded blanket strip, outlined by a single row of blue pony beads transverses the center. Four rosettes in the strip have pony beads strung on buckskin drops. The painted border design may represent a bear skin with blue triangles representing claws. A white painted grizzly figure faces left and a red lightning bolt shoots to the center of three morning stars.

Dimensions: Length 84 inches height 78 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 79

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