• Culture/People:

    Sioux

  • Object name:

    Robe with attached umbilical amulet, possibly used as a baby carrier

  • Date created:

    circa 1880

  • Place:

    Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, porcupine quills, dye/dyes, glass bead/beads, brass bell/bells, sinew

  • Techniques:

    Quilled (lane stitched), lazy/lane stitch beadwork

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of James W. Benham (1866-1914, owner of the Benham Indian Trading Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico); acquired by George Heye in 1904.

  • Dimensions:

    99 x 96.5 cm

  • Catalog number:

    2195

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