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Object Name Blanket
Object Number 1914.276.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description dark blue wool blanket with whitish edges on one side; reverse side is red wool; obverse side has a 7 cm wide beaded strip sewn on in the center; beading design has a white background with blue geometric designs and two circular sections with green and red designs on white background; size 12 or 13 Czech beads; wool top rosette has twisted braid fringe with dangles and two hawk bells at bottom.
Dimensions W-58.268 L-40.748 inches
Dimension Details these measurements are approximate - did not unfold due to its fragile condition.
Material wool; beads
Made Sioux
Provenance Courting blanket which belonged to an Oglala Sioux of Red Cloud's band in the Dakota territory
People Red Cloud
Search Terms American Indian
Sioux
Plains Indians
Red Cloud
1879