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1940s NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS / SIOUX INDIAN BEADED FRINGED HIDE DRESS STUNNING


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Rare and stunningly beautiful, ca1940’s Native American Plains / Sioux Indian Bead Decorated, Fringed Hide Dress. This outstanding mid 20th century Brain Tanned Hide Dress measures approx. 42.5" long overall with a 36” chest. The decoration is delicate and beautiful - all hand spot stitched and Dress features extensive rawhide fringe to the bustline, openings of the arms and bottom of the hemline. There are also added double, applied rawhide drops on both the front and back of the ...dress below the waistline.
    This wonderful Sioux Hide Dress is thread sewn with spot stitched beadwork featuring rondels at the front of the shoulders and lanes of beadwork embellish the neckline, sleeves, and lower hem of dress. The decoration is executed using dark blue, light blue, red, orange, and white. There is a stunning line of long, rawhide fringe along the bustline as can be seen in the scans below. The Dress is made from a wonderfully soft, brain tanned hide and to say that it is stunningly beautiful may be an understatement.
    The Dress offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Sioux Fringed and bead decorated Hide Dress crafted in the mid 20th century. The Dress 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 rare and stunningly beautiful, ca1940’s Plains Indian Bead Decorated Dress is in excellent condition. All of the hide elements are exceptionally well preserved and sound – soft and supple – clean and crisp. The beadwork is also exceptionally well preserved with no loss or damage. The hide fringe is very well preserved with no damage or loss. There are some very tiny, minor surface blemishes and smal spots of very light soiling but overall the Dress is exceptionally well preserved and displays beautifully. All elements of the Dress are original and there has been no repairs or restorations – the Dress is 100% original and 100% beautiful.
    A very rare and simply fantastic, ca1940’s Native American Plains / Sioux Indian Bead Decorated and Rawhide Fringed Hide Dress and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. On Aug-10-19 at 15:05:42 PDT, seller added the following information:PLEASE NOTE: This wonderful Hide Dress is Crow and not Sioux!!We received the following note from a kind eBayer and our further research confirms his identification:

"Hi, Tom
Thanks for your kind reply. (Don't often get that from eBayers, so I usually keep my mouth shut.) Yes, absolutely 100% Crow. I live ~50miles from the Crow Rez and have studied Indian material culture for 50+ years. The extended "V" -shaped lane of beadwork below the neck is the telltale give-away. You see it on Crow broadcloth and buckskin dresses. Yet, unlike the cloth dresses which are loaded with elk teeth, the buckskin dresses typically are sparsely decorated.Best of luck with this auction! (You always have great stuff!)Barry"
Thanks Barry!!

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