1880s NATIVE AMERICAN PLAINS CREE INDIAN EMBROIDERY DECORATED HIDE JACKET / COAT
Item History and Pricing
|Tribal Affiliation: Plains Cree|
This outstanding, 19th century Plains Cree Jacket measures approx. 32" long overall and 19 1/2" across the shoulders. The decoration is stunningly beautiful extremely intricate - all hand spot stitched s...ilk embroidery of the very highest quality with exceptional detail and the highest quality craftsmanship (see closeups below). The Jacket features rawhide fringe to the collar, shoulders and shoulder line on the back.
This wonderful Cree Hide Jacket features embroidered decoration in foliate and flower designs on the breast pocket, the cuffs, the top and back of the shoulders and the front, vertical plackets (down the front on each side of the closure panels).
The Jacket retains what appear to be its original hook and eye closures – the “hooks” being made of metal and the “eyes” being thread.
Provenance: This outstanding Cree Hide Jacket was recently deaccessioned from the collection of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, Easton, Pennsylvania.
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 fourth quarter of the 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, ca1880’s Plains Cree Embroidery 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 a stain at the right hand cuff that causes the hide to be stiffened and somewhat deformed (see the detail scan below). There is some minor loss and some fading to the stunningly beautiful silk embroidery as can be seen in the scans below. The rawhide fringe is also very well preserved. We mention these minor flaws for completeness but none significantly detract from the beauty of this outstanding Cree Hide Jacket.
This is one of the most beautiful, 19th century Native American Hide Jackets 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, ca1880’s Native American Plains Cree Indian Embroidery Decorated, Fringed Hide Jacket and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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Shoulder Seam to Shoulder Seam - 19 1/2"
Shoulder seam to cuff - 26"
Armpit to armpit - 23"
Jacket is a soft, medium weight, brain tanned hide.
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