Early Pony Beaded Souther Plains War Shirt

An early Southern Plains pony beaded war shirt constructed of trade cotton cloth, glass trade beads, and yellow ochre pigmented native tanned fringe.  This shirt dates to the 1840-50's.  Examples from this period are extremely rare.  Kiowa, Commanche, or Ute.  Presented on a professionally constructed museum mount.  Fair/good condition, contact dealer for conservation report on the cloth shirt; there are areas where the fabric is shattered and has been stabilized and backed, staining and fading, signs of ethnographic use.


ex. Gordon Fritz, ex. Chris Selser, ex. James Reid, ex. Michael Higgins

Dealer Brant Mackley Gallery
Date: 1840-1850's
Origin Southern Plains, United Stat
Artist/Maker Kiowa, Commanche, or Ute
Measurements 57 1/2 by 31 inches
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.brantmackley.com
Price $95,000
Contact Brant Mackley, 717-554-2176 or  brant@bmgart.com

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