Dakota quillwork cuff

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Description A cuff created in 2012 - 2013 by Dakota/Navajo quillwork artist, Dallas Goldtooth. Unique to North America, porcupine quillwork is an art form used by Indigenous peoples that traditionally resided in the porcupine's natural habitat - from coast to coast in the northern United States and Canada. Prior to the introduction of glass beads of European manufacture, quillwork was the primary decorative element on rawhide and tanned hide items – clothing and pipe bags, for example. In this piece, artist Dallas Goldtooth blends traditional techniques with a unique and contemporary personal style. The cuff consists of 7 horizontal bands of multicolored quills with white quills woven horizontally (a process known as "blind imbrication") between the vertical colored quills. Goldtooth is a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3 inches height (fastened cuff measurement)
3 inches diameter (fastened cuff measurement)
8 1/2 inches length (unfastened, flattened cuff measurement, approximately)
Nomenclature Cuff (costume component)
Creation Artist: Goldtooth, Dallas
Made by: Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
Made by Dakota Indians
Made by Navajo Indians
Made by Mdewakanton Indians
Made in Morton, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Made by Navajo Indians
Made by Mdewakanton Indians
Made in Morton, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Gloves & Cuffs
Dates Creation: Exactly 2012 - Exactly 2013

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2013.41.1

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