Object photography

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Object description

  • Sioux artist
  • Legging, before 1908
  • Leather, cotton, glass, metal
  • Great Plains, United States
  • H: 17 1/2 in, W: 7 in (H: 44.4 cm, W: 17.8 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1908
  • E10369


This is a pair of short beaded leggings. They are made out of cotton cloth and native leather with two and a half centimeters of glass beadwork at the bottom. There are green, red, dark blue, yellow geometric designs on a white background. One side of each legging has a fringe of leather strips and metal spangles.