Girl's Dress

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

A Kiowa girl's dress.

[Describing all parts in girl's costume E152840-0 through -1] Dress: Poncho-style top attached to skirt with scalloped tabs below seam on front, bodice painted yellow with blue and green on sleeve edges. Skirt has vertical blue stripes on front, rows of blue spots on back, yellow painted hem and red fringe. Narrow lanes of lazy stitch beadwork at neck and on skirt. 28" (71 cm). (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)

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  • Title: Girl's Dress
  • Location: Kiowa And Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma / Indian Territory, United States, North America
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E152840
  • Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Accession Date: 1892-05-17

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