c. pre 1820
A magnificent Nez Perce pony beaded dress on deer hide. Multi-colored beadwork in white, cobalt blue, green and red. Hemp and sinew sewn. Note: The green and red beads were first introduced to the Nez Perce Columbia River Native Americans on the Lewis & Clark expedition (1804-06).
48" long, 42" wide
Yellow ochered batwing Kiowa leggings with 5' twisted fringes. Narrow lane of beads along sides and bottom in white, red, pink, dark and light blue.
Size: 29"1/2 x 13"1/2 plus 5" fringe
Plateau Women's Dress of blue Stroud with the yoke heavily embellished with rows of dentalium shells. Blue and pink ribbons at cuffs and hem.
Size: 56" length x 46" width
Plains Nickel Silver Concho Belt
Plains concho belt of nickel silver conchos on commercial leather.
Length: 38 inches
Native tanned deer leather gauntlets with beaded cuffs. Seed beads in opaque and transparent colors.
Cuffs lined with calico cotton edging.
Length 15 3/4"
4 3/8 " across palm
A vibrant Osage Dance Shawl from the turn of the last century. Four Horses applied to wool broadcloth with ornate ribbon work along the sides and bottom. Bells attached to the reverse.
size: 61 1/2" x 65"
c. late 19th century
A Sioux Wool Trade Cloth Dress with the yoke decorated with elks teeth, front and back. Hem and sleeves are trimmed with red and white cotton ribbon and over stitched with sequins. Sequin crosses decorate the bottom of the dress front and back.
Size: 50" tall x 51" wide on custom wall mount
c. 19th Century
A very fine Nez Perce Boy's Shirt on trade cloth. Three bands of pony beads around base and arm cuffs. Two beaded shoulder strips and two rosettes. Cuffs, shirt base, fringed in usual fashion.
18" long, 25" wide
Fully beaded vest, on buffalo hide. Beaded design of four American flags, horses, and a Thunderbird ornament on the back of the vest. All sinew sewn.
19" long, 15" wide
A german silver Southern Plains Belt witrh 8 domed conchos and a buckle. Stamped conchos measure 2 5/8" diameter and are mounted on a 3" wide leather belt.
Size: 31"- 3 7 1/2" belt length.
27" leather drop with 9 german silver conchos with stamping & engraving.
A fully beaded boy's Arapaho vest with tipi designs on the front with an intricate back of geometrics and a cental ladder design. Dark blue, medium blue, yellow, pink, medium green, light green, white and red white heart beads. Fully beaded with sinew on hide. On custom table mount.
vest: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2", on stand 16 1/2" tall
Southern Plains brass girl's concha belt . Made with commercial leather with 8 brass conchas on belt
and 15 graduated conchas on drop.
32" vertical length