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pair of burlap leggings
  • Lakota peoples
  • pair of burlap leggings, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • burlap, leather, beading
  • Object Length/Width: a) 100 x 45 cm width is at tip of flare
    Object Length/Width: a) 39 3/8 x 17 11/16 in width is at tip of flare
    Object Length/Width: b) 103 x 45 cm width is at tip of flare
    Object Length/Width: b) 40 9/16 x 17 11/16 in width is at tip of flare
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1318.a,b
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Description

The pair of leggings is made of burlap fabric. Four red stripes are near one end, and a panel of lane-stitched beading sewn onto leather runs along the side seam. There is fringe along the side seam and a semicircular flare at the top. There is a triangular insert of burlap opposite the flare on 2007.1318.a. The beading is a field of white with five dark blue triangles, each with a thin yellow outline and a thin dark blue outline. There are four dark blue blocks at each end of the panel.