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Wearing Blanket

Artist Culture
Sioux
Date
c.1910
Material
Wool cloth, tanned hide, glass beads, metal beads, and ribbon
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Textiles
Current Location
On View, Gallery 322
Dimensions
43 × 50 in. (109.2 × 127 cm)
Credit Line
The Donald Danforth Jr. Collection, Gift of Mrs. Donald Danforth Jr.
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
79:2012
NOTES
Trade blankets were sometimes embellished with beaded blanket strips such as this one. The strips were attached along the horizontal or vertical center of the blanket, which would create a striking pattern on the back of the person wearing it.
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