CollectionABDUA University of Aberdeen, Human Culture Collection
Object NameKnee bands
292 554
Object NumberABDUA:5505
Other NumberE133+5, 5004
Other Number Typeold number
Brief DescriptionPair of man's knee or arm bands, re-worked into a boy's belt. Made of hide, cut into rows. Each row wrapped with quills dyed in commercial dye. Block design on a red background. All the rows have been sewn back together again with cotton thread. Bottom edge of each fringe/ row decorated tin jingle/cone with dyed purple feathers. Red ribbon ties. Purple, yellow, green and natural white design on red background. Worn at formal events e.g. Pow-wows. Circa 1880
DimensionsBoth = L: 345 mm, W: 72 mm. (band minus feathers)
Materialsporcupine quill, leather, metal, feathers, cloth, textile
Object Production Date1850-1890
Place KeyNorth America, United States of America, Plains
Aquisition SourceMiller, Mrs A Bruce
Aquisition Date03/11/1934
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