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  NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK GAUNTLETS WITH INDIAN CHIEFS IN FEATHERED HEADDRESSES, PROBABLY SOUIX, ca 1880-90
Dimensions (inches): Frame - 20.25" x 26.5"
Description:
Native American beadwork gauntlets with beautiful graphics and endearing wear. Made of doeskin, the imagery includes colorfully dressed Indian chiefs, in feathered headdresses, facing one-another. Made circa 1880-1890, many of these types of gauntlets were sold to soldiers and were popular during the Indian Wars (1866-1890) and the Spanish-American War (1898) era. Most likely these particular examples saw use in wild west shows, which were immensely popular at the time.

Mounting: The antique, solid walnut molding has a press-decorated edge, retains its original, black, varnished surface and gilded liner, and dates to the period between 1860 and 1880. The gauntlets have been hand-stitched to 100% hemp fabric. Spacers keep the textiles away from the glass, which is U.V. protective.

Condition: Significant soiling and moderate to significant wear from obvious use.
   
Primary Color: brown, red, black
Earliest Date: 1870
Latest Date: 1890
For Sale Status: Available
Price $6,500
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