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BREASTPLATE FROM A MALE AMERICAN INDIAN COSTUME

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BREASTPLATE FROM A MALE AMERICAN INDIAN COSTUME

Made by: Eaves Costume Co.

Currently in storage


About this object

Theatrical Indian Warrior breastplate. The breastplate is made up of a strip of leather. Within each section there are six tubular-shaped ivory (whatchamacallits?). In each section the ivory runs perpendicular to the next. Two groupings of three (?) with a single medium blue bead at the top and a light blue bead and white bead below hang free decoration at the base of the garment on each side. The garment has a large beaded band with symbols woven into it. The design and beading is similar to the loin cover belt. The beaded band is worn around the neck and a cloth cord ties around the waist. One cord is missing.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
BREASTPLATE FROM A MALE AMERICAN INDIAN COSTUME
Made from:
leather --beads --ivory
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
ca. 1920
Size:
Body H. 14 ½ in. W. 14 in.; Beaded band H. 28 in., W 3 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.145.5
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973