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War shirt and leggings

War shirt and leggings

War shirt and leggings

Buckskin, glass beads, shell, human hair, feathers, pigment

H: 150; W: 70 cm

Gift of the Faith-dorian and Martin Wright family, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

B00.1703(a-c)

Arts/Americas

Only the garments of the most distinguished warriors could have fringes made of locks of human hair. The heavily beaded sleeves and shoulder bands were also marks of merit.