• Culture/People:

    probably Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Saddle blanket

  • Date created:

    circa 1890

  • Place:

    North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, glass bead/beads, brass bell/bells, wool twill tape, sinew, cotton thread

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, fringed

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Lewis H. Brittin (a noted collector of books and Indian arts, probably living in New Jersey); acquired by George Heye in 1906.

  • Dimensions:

    184.00 x 64.00 cm

  • Catalog number:



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