09-15-2001 09-15-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
September 15, 2001 10:00 AMCalender

Rare Northern California Ceremonial Double Skirt

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


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


Richard Conn