• Culture/People:


  • Object name:

    Saddle blanket with horseshoe design

  • Date created:

    circa 1850

  • Place:

    Colorado or Utah; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, wool cloth, hide thong/babiche, glass pony beads, sinew, cotton thread

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, appliqu├ęd, overlay beadwork, lazy/lane stitch beadwork

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected between 1855 and 1861 at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, by Thomas S. Twiss (ca. 1802-1871, U.S. Indian agent for the upper Platte River); probably transferred at an unknown date to Daisy Barnett; purchased by MAI in 1918 using funds donated by MAI trustee Harmon W. Hendricks (1846-1928).

  • Dimensions:

    142.00 x 65.00 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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