Southern Plains Beaded Hide Woman’s Dress c. 1st. quarter 20th century.
Southern Plains Beaded Hide Woman’s Dress, Brain tanned buckskin fringed at the arms and bottom. Split up the back for easy accessibility, there are Hooks & Eyes for closure, probably for an elderly woman. Partially beaded with Yellow, White, Dark Blue, Red Whiteheart glass and metallic beads. Theirs a simple geometric design on a medium blue background, there¿s additional decoration with cowrie shells. (very minor bead loss), lg. 48 in.
Provenance: Skinner Auction May 22. 2004, Prior to that it was in a European collection.
Circa: 1901 to 1925
Size: L. 48 inches
Condition: Very little bead loss.
This is a beautiful early 20th century beaded dress perfect your anyone’s collection!