Ojibwe velvet dance costume shirt probably made for Kay-zhe-baush-kung (Otto Bismark) of Walker, Minnesota in 1920 and later purchased by Neal Barnard at the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. It features both Ojibwe-style and Dakota-style beadwork lazy-stitched in two eight centimeter-wide bands that extend from the front of the shirt over each shoulder and down the back. Each sleeve has a similar band extending the length of the sleeve to the cuff. The cuffs are spot-stitched with a multicolor floral pattern on a white background and fringed with leather thongs covered with white beads. Each thong terminates in a metal cone. Either side of the front-slit neckline and center back has an applique of black velvet spot-stitched with floral beadwork. All beadwork bands are outlined with flat metal disks, each sewn with a blue or red bead at the center. A satin ribbon binds the edges of each band. See also dance costume items 1984.156 and 1984.157.
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