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Ojibwe dance costume shirt
Description Ojibwe black velvet dance costume shirt was probably made for Kay-zhe-baush-kung (Otto Bismark) of Walker, Minn. It features both Ojibwe-style and Dakota-style beadwork lazy-stitched in two eight-centimeter wide bands that extend from the front of the shirt over each shoulder and down the back. Either sleeve has a similar band extending the length of the sleeve to the cuff. The cuffs are spot-stitched with a multicolor floral pattern on a white background and fringed with leather thongs that are covered with white beads. Each thong terminates in a metal cone. Either side of the front slit neckline and center back has an applique of black velvet spot-stitched with floral beadwork. All beadwork bands are outlined with flat metal disks, each sewn with a blue or red bead at the center. Satin ribbon in very deep purple, very deep red or deep blue binds the edges of each band. See also dance costume items 1984.156 and 1984.157. The shirt was purchased by Neal Barnard at the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota ca. 1920.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 64.5 centimeters length at back
39 centimeters width at shoulders
Nomenclature Shirt
Creation Made in Leech Lake Reservation, Cass County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Barnard, Neal
Used by: Kezhebaushkung
Made in Leech Lake Reservation, Cass County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Leech Lake Reservation, Cass County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Walker, Cass County, Minnesota, United States
Ojibwe dance
Ojibwe Indians--Costume
Festivals and celebrations
Ojibwe Indians--Beadwork
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Shirts
Dates Creation: Approximately 1920
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Bush Fund Purchase
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1984.156.2