Lot 18

Lakota Sioux Fully Beaded Men's Vest 1950-

Estimate: $1,750 - $2,750

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
The lot features a fantastic fully beaded men’s vest attributed to the Northern Plains Lakota Sioux Native American Indians, dating to the mid-to-late-1900’s. The men’s vest is constructed of Indian tanned hide and is completely covered (front and back) in glass trade seed beads with a sky padre blue background, pictorial patterns of a brown Warrior’s horse, crisscrossed US red-white-and-blue patriotic flags, a linear geometric pattern, and hourglass pattern shown on both sides. The inside of the vest is lined with a floral calico trade cloth of an earlier age and the bottom has a thin, hand cut Indian tanned hide fringe at the bottom edge, along with Indian tanned ties at the front. The piece is in good condition overall, with little to no bead loss. This is a nice Indian Reservation later example with pictorial pattern showing a large size. Measures 20”W by 27”L when laid flat, as shown in the photographs.