Beaded Buckskin Dress


This dress is in several photographs taken by Richard Lewis. Worn by Effie Hill, also imaged by Richard Lewis in archive collection. Solid, beaded yoke and sleeves of white pony beads with geometric stepped design in black, light blue and dark red. Red beads are translucent, others are opaque. Skirt pieced: hem, side seams, 10" above hemline. Yoke edge and sleeves are fringed. Two rows of buckskin thongs on skirt with four black pony beads at top of thong. Fringe at edge of yoke and sleeves with orange and black pony beads. Lazy stitch predominates. height: 47"