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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
Clothing and Textiles
- Object Type
- Cultural Group
- Credit Line
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection
- Accession Number
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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.