Breechcloth, ca. 1885

  • Osage, Native American

Wool, silk ribbon, and glass beads

  • Overall: 54 7/8 × 17 1/4 inches (139.4 × 43.8 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.451

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Bilateral symmetry
  • Osage
  • Beading (process)
  • Embroidering
  • Ribbon
  • Silk (textile)
  • Wool (textile)
  • Glass
  • Beadwork
  • Plants
  • Textile
  • Loincloth
  • Oklahoma
  • Hands (animal or human components)

Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]; purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 74.

Osage, Native American, Breechcloth, ca. 1885, wool, silk ribbon, and glass beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.451.