Nez Perce Pony Beaded Hide Dress

thread and sinew-sewn on soft elk hide; bright colored pony beads decorate yoke; hide thongs strung with basket beads and cowry shells fall from bustline; basket bead fringe along hem, length 48.5 in. x chest 54 in.
late 19th century

Provenance:From the Stanley B. Slocum Collection, Minnesota; Ron Johnson, Kooskia, Idaho

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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