Boy's vest

Native American, Sioux
about 1900

Object Place: United States


Overall (Includes ribbon): 48 x 30.5 x 2 cm (18 7/8 x 12 x 13/16 in.) Other (Back of the neck to bottom of jacket): 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Buckskin, glass bead, silk plain weave, silk satin

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Buckskin vest ornamented with a geometric design worked with strings of beads tacked by parallel lines of sewing about one centimeter apart. Design is blue, green, red and yellow on a white ground. Bound with purple silk satin, and two red silk ribbon ties at front opening

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection