• Culture/People:

    probably Chippewa/Ojibwa (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Man's tunic

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    Great Lakes region; Canada, USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, velvet, glass bead/beads, wool cloth, porcupine quills, silk ribbon, metal cones, brass button/buttons

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, overlay beadwork, quill-wrapped (flat)

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Joseph W. Keppler (1872-1956, long-time friend of George Heye); acquired by Heye in 1906.

  • Dimensions:

    82 x 35 cm

  • Catalog number:

    8935

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Beads and Beadwork" component of the "Window on Collections" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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