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Belt

Native American (Crow)
about 1880s


Object Place, Montana, Plains, United States

Dimensions

7.62 x 172.08 cm (3 x 67 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.819

Medium or Technique

Leather, glass beads, and brass tacks

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

This belt is made of heavy leather and bifurcated in middle to make two long lashes that would dangle from the waist. Each lash is ornamented with two lines of brass tacks. Two light blue stripes provide the edge for the beaded waist section. Between those stripes are four "H" motifs in brass interrupted by three geometric beaded sections. Each section is braced by a large pink rectangle. At the center are two vertical red stripes edged with one row of white beads. Between these are horizontal stripes, which are predominantly ochre.

Provenance

1884-1885, acquired by Reverend Herbert Elijah Probert (1856-1913) when he served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory; 1887, gift of Reverend Probert to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert