Object photography

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Object description

  • Northern Plains artist
  • Shirt strip, early 20th century
  • Rawhide, porcupine quill, dye
  • Great Plains, North America
  • H: 22 1/2 in, W: 42 1/8 in (H: 57.1 cm, W: 107.0 cm)
  • E24448


This is a shirt strip, a decorative element for the shoulders of a man's war shirt, made of rawhide with a rawhide fringe. It is covered with porcupine quills which are aniline-dyed purple, yellow, pink, blue and white and woven in dynamic, geometric patterns.

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