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July 30, 2012

Dakota quillwork garter

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:39 am

Dakota quillwork garter

Leather garter or knee band made by Dakota Indians in Mandan, North Dakota in 1888.  The garter has hide thong ties and dyed quillwork decorations.  Its lower edge has rawhide thong fringe wrapped with dyed quillwork; the end of each strand terminates in a metal cone with dyed eagle feathers projecting from the larger end.

For details, view the garter in our online collections database.

To view more examples of Dakota material culture, visit Ochethi Šakowiŋ – The Seven Council Fires.

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