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fringed and beaded shirt
  • Flathead or Kutenai peoples
  • fringed and beaded shirt, late 1800s–1917
  • Where object was made: Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, United States
  • buckskin, plastic, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 91 x 158 cm
    Object Height/Width: 35 13/16 x 62 3/16 in
  • Gift of Margaret E. Sharp
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7065

The white buckskin shirt has a short placket and five light brown plastic buttons. Red and dark red flowers with yellow detail and green stems and leaves are beaded on either side of the placket, across the shoulders and yoke, and on each cuff. There is a small flower on each point of the collar. There is fringe at the edge of the yoke on the front and back and on the sleeve.