Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8308011

Category: Shirt

Region: Subarctic

Tribe: Cree - Woodlands Cree

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Native tanned hide; dyed and natural porcupine quills; dyed and natural horsehair; white glass seed beads; red, green, and black paint; cotton cloth; thread sewn. Collar: red wool cloth; multi-colored glass seed beads; black cloth edging.

Description: Pullover hide shirt with quillwork decoration consisting of shoulder strips; sleeve strips, neck tabs (front and back) and five quilled rosettes (two on front, three on back). Sleeve strips have horsehair fringe. Shirt has supplemental collar of red wool cloth decorated with variously colored glass seed beads.

Dimensions: Length 36 inches 91.5 cm


Charles Messiter Collection
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Akicita, The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, May 17, 1983 - July 10, 1983
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale 4842Y, Lot 285, April 24, 1982
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 175

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