short hide cape with hook at neck and bottom fringe; brown cloth trim at neckline, blue silk trim at front opening; scrolling organic foliate design beadwork with four stars separating foliate motifs; multicolored beads with slight predominance of pink beads

Cape, c. 1840-1890

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This rare cape exemplifies the skillfully executed floral designs characteristic of Dakota beadwork. Using the smallest of glass beads, artists create symmetrical, balanced motifs inspired by the plants they see around them. Note the intricately worked stars sprinkled across the cape and the delicate tendrils along the clasp opening.

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Title
Cape
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2007.102.1
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short hide cape with hook at neck and bottom fringe; brown cloth trim at neckline, blue silk trim at front opening; scrolling organic foliate design beadwork with four stars separating foliate motifs; multicolored beads with slight predominance of pink beads