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pair of women's leggings
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • pair of women's leggings, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Length/Width: each 36 x 16 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 14 1/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1936.a,b

The pair of buckskin leggings was intended to be seen under a dress. There is green pigment on the buckskin. It has a lane stitched beaded panel and buckskin ties/fringe. The beaded panel has a white field and two pairs of dark blue triangles each with a small yellow rectangle inside, outlined in red. There are red crosses with a yellow center and green ends. The band around the bottom has yellow and green blocks. The white field extends upward at the open side with two dark blue triangles with a row of two red and two green triangles.