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Women's mixed lace vest
1949, front
1949, back
1949, front
1949, back
Description A mixed lace women's vest made with lnen thread, possibly Ojibwe or Dakota, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. It has tape work in floral motif joined by needle made spiders and mesh fillings with scalloped edges and attached picot edging. It is joined at the shoulder seams. Collected by Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16 inches length from shoulder seam to bottom of vest
18 inches width at widest
Nomenclature Vest (garment)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Household. Needlework. Lace, Tatting, & Lace Making. Samples & Fragments
Indian. Art
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1890 - Approximately 1926
Sybil Carter began developing the Episcopal Church lace manufacturing work with American Indians in Minnesota in 1890. The lace program continued well after Carter’s death in 1908 and eventually dissolved in 1926.
Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1949