05-10-2008 05-10-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2408 Boston
May 10, 2008 10:00 AMCalender
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Western Great Lakes Silk Applique and Beaded Cloth Leggings and Pony Beaded Sash

$8,888$7,500
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2408 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 10, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Western Great Lakes Silk Applique and Beaded Cloth Leggings and Pony Beaded Sash, c. second quarter 19th century, red trade cloth, with finger-woven black faceted and white pony beaded panels for cuffs, multicolor silk applique down the sides of the legs and at the cuffs, white edge beading, the red finger-woven sash with bold geometric pattern in white, black, and pony trader blue pony beads, (loss to silk), leggings lg. 24, sash lg. 60 in.

Literature: For a similar pair of leggings marked "Ottawa, early 19th century" see The Spirit Sings, Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples, 1987, pp. 64-65.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

trader , Ottawa