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The decorations on this shirt probably indicate the wearer's status in his band. The shirt is made from two animal hides. The fringe is shorter than on older style shirts and the sleeves are decorated with ermine pelts. The neck flap includes seven ermine skins

Details

  • Title: Man’s Shirt Man’s Shirt
  • Contributor: Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service, Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/nepe/exb/dailylife/GenderRoles/NEPE2151(2)_Shirt.html
  • Source: Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: NEPE 2151
  • Medium: Hide, ermine (Mustela erminea), glass beads
  • Measurements: L 68.5, W 159 cm
  • Date: c 1875

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