Object photography

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Object description

  • Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) artist
  • Leggings, early 19th century
  • Leather, glass, metal, dye
  • Rosebud, South Dakota, Great Plains, United States
  • H: 13 1/4 in, W: 7 5/8 in (H: 33.7 cm, W: 19.4 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Lawrence W. Jenkins, 1915
  • E16184


This is a pair of beaded hide "half" leggings. They are made of green dyed leather decorated with ten circular bands of white, black, pink and yellow beads. There is a strip of leather fringe with small attached bells along one edge of each. Note: separated lane beadwork is sometimes an Arapaho trait.

Exhibition History

  • Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997