Coat, ca. 1835

  • Cree, Native American

Tanned hide (possibly moose and caribou), cotton, and porcupine quills

  • Overall: 37 × 27 × 3 inches (94 × 68.6 × 7.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Flint Ink Corporation

81.231.1

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Triangles (polygons)
  • Pyramids (geometric figures)
  • Crosses (motifs)
  • Scalloping
  • Checker pattern
  • Floral patterns
  • Geometric patterns
  • Cree
  • Embroidering
  • Tanning
  • Fringe
  • Hide
  • Skin
  • Quill (spine)
  • Cotton (textile)
  • Quillwork
  • Coat
  • Suit
  • North dakota
  • South dakota
  • Hourglasses (motifs)

collected by Stephen F. Gale; ca. 1920, purchased by 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, cat. no. 101. Art Institute of Chicago, THE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE, July 16-Oct 30, 1977, p 132, no 152. Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: A Portfolio New York: The New Press, 1995, plate no. 12.

Cree, Native American, Coat, ca. 1835, tanned hide (possibly moose and caribou), cotton, and porcupine quills. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Flint Ink Corporation, 81.231.1.