Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of women's leggings
  • unknown Apsáalooke (Crow) maker
  • pair of women's leggings, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Alberta, Canada or Montana, United States
  • buckskin, cloth, beading
  • Object Length/Width: a) 45.5 x 20 cm
    Object Length/Width: a) 17 15/16 x 7 7/8 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 50.5 x 22 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 19 7/8 x 8 11/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1935.a,b

The pair of buckskin leggings was intended to be seen below a dress. Green cloth edges the bottom, the side split, and continues inside. The beaded panel has a medium blue field. The middle design is a red square outlined in yellow and dark blue, with a red diamond above and below, outlined in yellow and dark blue. A row of three triangles, points down, on either side of the center design. The triangles are green, outlined in red, yellow, and dark blue. There is a band of dark blue around the bottom. There is buckskin fringe on the open side.