Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCVEST442

Category: Vest

Region: Plains

Tribe: Métis

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Quills, buckskin, shell, cloth, ribbon, iron.

Description: Soft buckskin vest profusely decorated with dyed quillwork. The designs depict birds, scrolls, florals, and geometric figures. Shell buttons hold the vest, which is trimmed and lined with cloth. The back is plain cloth with a pull-tightener and an iron buckle.

Dimensions: Length 22 inches width 17 inches


Fred Harvey


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 55

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