Pair of Leggings
Arts of the Americas
Buckskin, porcupine quills, pony beads, seed beads, pigment
early 19th century
Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
Prior to 1848, provenance not yet documented; by 1848, acquired by Nathan Sturges Jarvis; 1848, gift of Nathan Sturges Jarvis to the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; 1950, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Pair of leggings a strip of quillwork along the outside edge consisting of red, white and purplish-brown stripes. The quillwork is edged on one side with blue pony beads and on the other with white seed beads. The back of each legging is decorated with horizontal brown painted stripes. Side tabs at the top are sewn on separately, as are the flaps for the heels.
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Sioux. Pair of Leggings, early 19th century. Buckskin, porcupine quills, pony beads, seed beads, pigment, 40 in. (101.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.10a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.10a-b_PS2.jpg)
detail, 50.67.10a-b_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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