Diné (Navajo); used by the Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)
First-phase Chief blanket with embellishments by Sicangu Lakota users
South Dakota; USA
Wool yarn, german silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy), brass, hide thong/babiche, porcupine quills, horsehair, metal cones, dye/dyes
Woven, dyed, quill-wrapped (flat)
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of De Cost Smith (1864-1939, Western painter) and possibly collected by him between 1884 and 1900 among the Sicangu Lakota; bequeathed to MAI by Smith in 1939.
170 x 197 cm
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