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Boy's Shirt

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Umatilla artist, Boy's Shirt, ca. 1890, wool cloth, silk ribbon, leather, glass beads, metal beads, and ermine strips, The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 89.52.35

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Title

Boy's Shirt

Artist

Umatilla artist (Umatilla)

Date

ca. 1890

Medium

wool cloth, silk ribbon, leather, glass beads, metal beads, and ermine strips

Dimensions (H x W x D)

19 1/4 in x 30 in

Collection Area

Native American Art

Category

Plateau

Western Oregon

Clothing and Textiles

Object Type

shirt

Cultural Group

Umatilla

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

Accession Number

89.52.35

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

beads

leather

Mustela erminea

Plateau Native American styles

ribbon

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

Umatilla

wool

Description

Most children's clothing among Plateau peoples such as the Umatilla was simply a smaller version of adult garments. A great deal of time and energy was spent providing children with articles of clothing and accessories so that they could look their best on special occasions. This remarkable wool shirt decorated with beaded strips and adorned with metal beads and ermine strips reveals one family's devotion to their child.

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