Antique Ponca Beaded Hide War Shirt and Leggings
Ponca beaded hide war shirt and leggings. Leggings are deer hide edged in fringe, rubbed with yellow ochre and sewn with beaded decorations in red, green, white and blue. The shirt is deer hide edged in fringe, rubbed with yellow ochre and designed with blue circle patterns and blue and red lines along with horse hair attached to it. The hide shirt is sewn with beaded decorations in red, blue, white and yellow with two American flag motifs beaded at the bottom. Thread and sinew both were used in the construction. The hide leggings measure 33" long.