WOMAN'S DECORATED HIDE JACKET
Silk embroidery with silk ribbon on Native tanned animal hide
North Eastern Woodlands, late 19th C
The silk embroidery is indicative of the Indigenous work taught by the Ursuline Nuns throughout early and mid period contact. This jacket is fashioned from examples of European clothing styles of the period where it is a formed as a jacket versus shirt style and is flared over the hips in the Euro manner.
Very good condition with authentic repairs to holes caused from (?) and is a rare sample from the Eastern Woodlands versus more common Plains attire where bead work was generally used instead of the silk embroidery.