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fringed jacket
  • unknown Plains maker
  • fringed jacket, late 1800s–1989
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • moosehide, plastic, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 76 x 161 cm
    Object Height/Width: 29 7/8 x 63 3/8 in
  • Gift of Alfred F. Gallup
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7056

The long sleeved jacket is made of moose hide. It is light brown with a suede-like texture. There is long fringe down each arm and across the back and short fringe at the seams for the arm holes and the side seams.

There is a patch pocket at each hip and beaded decoration on the placket, pockets, shoulders, and cuffs. The placket has four iterations of the same design, with one on each cuff as well: an orange flower with green and light blue calyx, yellow detail, and dark blue or orange lines sticking out of calyx. Each pocket has the same design, and there is one on each shoulder: a yellow flower with an orange outline, green leaves with colorless veins, and a light blue stem.

The collar has four gold colored plastic buttons with anchors. The seams are all decorated with a zigzag edge.