• Culture/People:

    Diné (Navajo); used by the Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)

  • Object name:

    First-phase Chief blanket with embellishments by Sicangu Lakota users

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    South Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wool yarn, german silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy), brass, hide thong/babiche, porcupine quills, horsehair, metal cones, dye/dyes

  • Techniques:

    Woven, dyed, quill-wrapped (flat)

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of De Cost Smith (1864-1939, Western painter) and possibly collected by him between 1884 and 1900 among the Sicangu Lakota; bequeathed to MAI by Smith in 1939.

  • Dimensions:

    170 x 197 cm

  • Catalog number:


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