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LOINCLOTH FROM A MALE AMERICAN INDIAN COSTUME

Made by: Eaves Costume Company

Currently in storage


About this object

Two panels of white velvet decorated with an Indian motif of teal velvet and white and orange beads backed in cotton hang from a 1 ¾ in. horizontal beaded belt. The belt has American Indian symbols woven into the belt in green, yellow, red, dark blue, light blue, mauve, and white on a white background. This belt may be authentic given the ordination of the characters. Suspended from the beaded belt and panels are rabbit “puffs” with sutatch that has been knotted to keep the placement of the small light color beads. The garment closes at the side with metal hooks and thread loops.

Object name:
LOINCLOTH FROM A MALE AMERICAN INDIAN COSTUME
Made from:
Silk --beads --rabbit fur
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
ca. 1920
Size:
Waist circumference 36 in., Loin cloth H. 11 in. x W. 8 ½ in. (both front and back)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.145.4
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973