Very rare and fantastic, ca1890 Native American Chippewa Indian Bead Decorated Fringed Hide Tunic / Shirt / Jacket. This outstanding 19th century Chippewa Jacket measures approx.32" long overall and 14 1/2" across the shoulders. The decoration is beautiful - all hand spot stitched and the Jacket features extensive rawhide fringe to the underside of the arms, shoulders and shoulder line on the back. This wonderful Chippewa Hide Jacket is thread sewn with spot stitched beadwork in a floral design using white, medium blue, light blue, dark blue, pea green, dark green, pink, white heart red, and yellow beads. The decoration is applied on the breast, breast pockets, shoulder and cuffs and the Jacket features both brass and shell buttons. This fantastic Chippewa Jacket came to us from the William Albert Collection. The Jacket offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Chippewa Fringed Jacket / Tunic / Shirt crafted in the late 19th century. The Jacket comes with our no questions asked return privilege and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. It is guaranteed to be deemed authentic, original and as described by any qualified third party authentication service.
This very rare and wonderful, ca1890 Chippewa Indian Bead Decorated Hide Jacket is in very good condition. All of the hide elements are well preserved and sound with some soiling as can be seen in the scans below and some surface cracks on the reverse. The sides are slit as originally made. The beadwork is exceptionally well preserved with no loss or damage as is all of the hide fringe.
All elements of the Jacket are original and there has been no repairs or restorations - they are 100% original and 100% beautiful. This Jacket came to us from the William Albert Collection. A very rare and simply fantastic, ca1890 Native American Chippewa Indian Bead Decorated Fringed Hide Tunic / Shirt / Jacket and a fantastic addition to any collection!! The item "Ca1890 NATIVE AMERICAN CHIPPEWA INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE JACKET / SHIRT" is in sale since Friday, July 22, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Clothing & Moccasins". The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.