Here is a very fine Native antique. It is a Santee Sioux smoked moose hide coat emblazoned with stunning beadwork.I was told by a fairly expert collector that the spreading horizontal fantasy floral motif was classic Santee. This beading is visually delicious on the old smoked moose hide. It is brain tanned and has a wonderful distressed and chafed texture that has an amazing age patina. Could provide a date range if proven original to the coat. Note how these buttons are lashed on with thin thongs-nice.
In any case this handsome antique looks traditional and historic! A few of it's features..... Are thick cut fringe on sleeves and around the torso. It has faux pocket flaps down low but no pockets.
There is a button closure for each cuff and the cuffs have the only interior lining. Two small holes on each sleeve may be shots from the original hunt. The coat has sleeved button holes that hide the buttons from view when buttoned. In general it seems well worn but well loved and well kept. Some may wish to collect this for a beadwork display others would like to wear it.It is tough stuff and quite sturdy. I deem it to be about a (custom tailored) mens large. I don't think anybody over 5' 11 and a waist 34 will enjoy the fit. There is ample sleeve length. Which can be bunched on shorter arms. Naturally a primitive garment like this could be modified if one wished. Please inspect the photos showing all sides of the piece. MEASUREMENTS please see that they fit you if wearing is. Armpit to armpit buttoned 17. Total length from shoulder seam to bottom 28. Sleeve cuff ege to shoulder top 25.
Maximum across the torso 20. Neck circumference with top buttoned 7. So, if you are interested in it as a collectible or as a coat this fabulous old museum piece from the forests of yesteryear is sure to please! Please see my other Native offerings.
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The item "ANTIQUE SANTEE SIOUX BEADED MOOSEHIDE COAT size L stunning beadwork on old hide" is in sale since Tuesday, June 06, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "johnzthingz" and is located in College Park, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, China, Brazil, Russian federation, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.