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Rare Northern California Ceremonial Double Skirt

Auction:
2074
Lot:
217
Sold for:
$36,800$32,000

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Auction:
Sale #2074 - 2074
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
September 15, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Northern California Ceremonial Double Skirt, probably Yurok, 19th century, the back skirt an entire deerskin folded laterally, decorated with thin strips wrapped with three colored maiden hair fern fibers, the fringe decorated with small white clam shells, large abalone plaques and glass trade beads, the smaller front apron of long buckskin fringe wrapped and braided with vegetal fibers and trimmed white olivella shells, (minor damage to buckskin), wd. of back of skirt 40 in. Literature: Robes of Whiteshell and Sunshine, Richard Conn, 1974, pg. 60.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Keywords

Richard Conn, Skirt