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Kiowa Woman's Beaded Hide Dress

Auction:
2964B
Lot:
159
Sold for:
$67,650$55,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2964B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Kiowa Woman's Beaded Hide Dress, c. 1870's, painted with red, green, and yellow pigments, profusely decorated with very fine cut fringe, with multicolored beaded detail, and rows of tin cone danglers at the skirt and bottom tabs, the fringes across the top strung with gold washed metal beads, lg. 64 in.

Provenance: Collection of the Philadelphia artist, Robert Riggs (1896-1972).
Estimate $60,000-80,000


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Keywords

Robert Riggs, Bead, Beadwork, Comanche Campaign, Kiowa, United States, Philadelphia

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