• Culture/People:

    probably Cree Metis (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Man's coat

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Upper Missouri River; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, porcupine quills, silk ribbon, mother-of-pearl buttons, glass bead/beads, cotton thread, sinew, dye/dyes

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, quill embroidered, quilled (lane stitched), quill-wrapped (flat), fringed

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been made for Major General Schuyler Hamilton (1822-1903) in 1874; possibly commissioned by his son Robert Ray Hamilton (1851-1890) who may have been travelling in the west at that time; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1936.

  • Dimensions:

    115 x 88 cm

  • Catalog number:



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