Ojibwe velvet jingle dress

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Titles Ojibwe velvet jingle dress
Description This black velvet dress has an empire waistline and a round neckline that closes at the back with two snaps. The dress is decorated with multi color plastic beads and sequins. There are rows of tin jingle cones fashioned from from tin snuff cans. The hemline has a single row of satin ribbons and trimmings identical to the bodice. A label under left arm lining is printed "LOT SIZE A". The dress was made by Mary Bigwind of the White Earth Indian Reservation, Minnesota, for her granddaughter, Madeline Boswell. Ms. Boswell wore it for dancing at pow-wows when she was about thirteen years old.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 30 1/8 inches length
12 51/64 inches width
Nomenclature dress (garment)
Materials velvet (fabric weave)
satin
tin (metal)
plastic (material)
thread
snap
sequins (spangle)
Creation Made by: White Earth Nation
Maker: Big Wind, Mary
Subjects Used by: Boswell, Madeline
Used in: White Earth Reservation, Minnesota, United States
Used by: Ojibwe Indians
Ojibwe Indians -- Dance.
Ojibwe Indians -- Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Dresses
Dates Creation: Not later than 1935
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Museum Purchase
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1983.152.1 (Accession Number)

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