Very rare and fantastic, ca1900 Native American Potawatomi Indian Hand Sewn, Bead Decorated Cotton Tunic / Shirt. This outstanding turn of the 20th century Potawatomi Shirt measures approx. 29" long overall and would accommodate a man with a 40" chest. The decoration is beautiful extending over the shoulders and down the front.The double tassels at the point of each shoulder of the epaulets are embellished with horn beads. This wonderful Potawatomi Shirt is thread sewn entirely by hand with loom-bead decoration in a floral design using white, medium blue, pink, white heart red, red and black beads. The decoration is applied on the breast and the shoulders with forked tassels at the point of the shoulder ending in carved horn beads. The material is a medium to heavy weight green cotton.
The Shirt offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Potawatomi Tunic / Shirt crafted around the turn of the 20th century.The Shirt 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, ca1900 Potawatomi Indian Bead Decorated Cotton Shirt is in very good condition. The Shirt is intact and all hand sewn seams and hems are sound and tight. There are some areas of fading to the green ground color as can be seen in the scans below. The beadwork is exceptionally well preserved with no loss or damage but there is a small, hand sewn repair to the yellow cloth binding that surrounds the beadwork at the bottom edge of the decoration on the chest (again see the scans below). There are no other repairs or damage of any kind. All elements of the Shirt are original. A very rare and simply fantastic, ca1900 Native American Potawatomi Indian Bead Decorated Cotton Tunic / Shirt and a fantastic addition to any collection!! The item "Ca1900 NATIVE AMERICAN POTAWATOMI INDIAN BEAD DECORATED COTTON SHIRT / TUNIC" is in sale since Friday, January 20, 2017. 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.