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Kiowa Indian Dancing
  • Ward Lockwood
    born: Atchison, Kansas, United States ; died: Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, United States
  • Kiowa Indian Dancing, 1940
  • Where object was made: United States
  • tempera on paper
  • Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Gift from the Ward and Clyde Lockwood Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0460

The dancer is wearing regalia which includes bells hanging from the hips and attached to the ankles, arm bustles, beadwork harnesses, feathers, and a tall feathered roach. The feathers are black, red, and white while the clothing is tan. This is an example of newer style dance regalia developed in the 1930s.