Well made Plains Indian breast plate crafted between 1880-1900. Fully beaded in three sections with bone beads connecting each section. It is adorned with old trade beads and small bells; the bottom made of trade bead tassels with cowrie shells at the botton. The thick leather backing is still fairly pliable; measures 21" x 11"
Kiowa Three-Hide Dress Modern Kiowa three hide dress and high top moccasins, Comanche crown and other accessories. 1994, Oklahoma. Dress made of hide, seed beads, ribbon, cotton, rawhide and thread. This dress was made for the owner's wedding when she married a Kiowa man. It was made by his mother following traditional Kiowa way with patterns handed down from her grandmother. This follows a plains tradition of dressing their new relative in clothing representative of their family.