Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8903011

Category: Shirt

Region: Plains

Tribe: Métis - Plains Cree

Period: 1825-1850 - ca. 1850

Materials: Native tanned deerskin; dyed and natural porcupine quills; white glass seed beads; dyed horsehair.

Description: European style pullover shirt with quillwork decoration consisting of strips along shoulder seam, a long panel at neck opening, around the collar, a triangular bib on back, and five rosettes- two on front and three on back. Hide fringe with quill wrapping throughout.

Dimensions: Length 33.5 inches 85.2 cm.


Collected by John Dwight Sheldon, born Deerfield, Mass., died, 1862
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Sotheby's Auction Catalogue, Sotheby's, New York, Sale5583, Lot 157, May 27, 1987

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