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shirt with horse hair tassels
  • Virginia Bear
    active: United States
  • shirt with horse hair tassels, 1960s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, antelope skin, horse hair, shell
  • Object Height/Width: 85 x 157 cm
    Object Height/Width: 33 7/16 x 61 13/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7058

The dark yellow buckskin shirt has fringe at the seams joining the sleeves to the body and at the ends of the sleeves. The fringed "V" shaped panel has cowrie shells at the front of the neck the hide the slit. There are tassels of long dark brown horse hair bound with buckskin at even intervals along the shoudler seam and the seams join the arms to the body.