Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8808030

Category: Coat - Man's Coat

Region: Plains

Tribe: Métis

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Native tanned and smoked hide (elk?); dyed and natural porcupine quills; white glass seed beads.

Description: European style man's coat decorated with porcupine quill embroidery on the collar, the sleeve cuffs, and most prominently, across the back. Shoulder seams are decorated with quill wrapped hide fringe. Quill designs are floral and curvilinear.

Dimensions: Length 48 inches 122 cm


From a private museum in Switzerland founded in the 1830s or 1840s
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, May 27, 1995 - September 27, 1995
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, October 23, 1998 - October 3, 1999
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


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 162

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2005

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