Arts of the Americas
Wool cloth, elk teeth,(or teeth carved from horn) silk ribbon, brass and tin sequins
late 19th-early 20th century
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Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
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Sioux (Native American). Dress, late 19th-early 20th century. Wool cloth, elk teeth,(or teeth carved from horn) silk ribbon, brass and tin sequins, 49 5/8 x 36 1/4 in. (126 x 92.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 46.96.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 46.96.13.jpg)
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This is a dark blue wool cloth dress with three bands of ribbon trim, red and white, along the bottom hem and sleeves. Individual teeth are tied in a yoke pattern on the front and back of the dress. The dress has rows and circles of brass and tin sequins on the skirt. Purple, ribbed silk binds the neck. The bottom hem has geometric cut edge so that it dips lower on each side than the front and back, a reference to historical hide dresses where the legs of the animal would be kept and oriented to the sides of the dress.
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