1890s NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS CREE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE JACKET BEADED COAT
Item History and Pricing
|Tribal Affiliation: Plains Cree|
This wonderful Cree Hide Jacket is thread sewn... with spot stitched beadwork in a floral design using chalk white, maroon, dark green, pink, white heart red, cobalt blue and turquoise colored beads. The decoration is applied on the pockets, shoulder, cuffs and down the front on each side of the closure.
The Jacket retains two of its original four brass Military buttons – these buttons are Three Cannon, regulation Canada Artillery Buttons that were used from 1855 to 1873 and help us to date the jacket to the third quarter on the 19th century. Each button is marked “Superior Quality” and has a stamped mark that reads “P B B”.
This fantastic Plains Cree Jacket came to us from an Ohio Collection.
The Jacket offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Cree Fringed Hide Jacket crafted in the late 19th century. The Jacket comes with our “no questions asked” return privilege and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. It is guaranteed to be deemed authentic, original and as described by any qualified third party authentication service.
This very rare and wonderful, ca1890’s Plains Cree Bead Decorated Hide Jacket is in very good condition. All of the hide elements are well preserved – supple and sound with some soiling as can be seen in the scans below and three small holes on the back. There is also a very old repair to a 2” cut on the back of the Jacket and one of the pockets is partially detached at the top edge. We mention these minor flaws for completeness but none detract from the beauty of this outstanding Cree Jacket. The beadwork is exceptionally well preserved with no loss or damage. The rawhide fringe is also very well preserved.
This is one of the most beautiful Native American Bead Decorated Hide Jacket we have ever had the pleasure to own and are proud to offer it here, as always, without reserve and with the confidence that it will attract the serious attention that it justly deserves!!
A very rare and simply fantastic, ca1890’s Native American Plains Cree Indian Bead Decorated Fringed Hide Jacket and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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