Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8404003

Category: Robe - Elk Hide Robe

Region: Plains

Tribe: Arapaho - Southern Arapaho

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Native tanned elk hide (fullhide); red and black paint

Description: Painted elk hide robe with decorative bands of black and red triangles running around the perimeter. There is an abstract design in the center of the robe consisting of triangles, rectangles and red lines which extend to one side. This is a summer wearing robe, the hair having been removed. Old tag sewn to hide reads Elk Skin taken from an Indian of the tribe of Elk Mountain Utes, Utah Territory. This specimen is from the cabinet of Central Female Institute, Clinton.

Dimensions: Length 79 inches 200.8 cm.


Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2005

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