This shirt was a commission from some good friends of mine, who are collectors of major Plateau material. They very much appreciate both antique material and also contemporary works for the artistry and expression of a culture. They have quite a few of my major pieces. This shirt is made just like ones from the 1860's, using brain tanned Mt. Sheep hides for the body, and this shirt
took 4 brain tanned antelope hides to do the fringe, which is wrapped with wolf moss dyed quills and correctly dyed wool yarn. It is sinew sewn using vintage pony beads and cloth and painted with a natural mineral pigment paint I happened to dig myself in Eastern Washington.
This photo is from the book "Western Design" and it has also been published in "Cabin Fever" (Both books are about Western High Style Interior Design, and was also published in Cowboys and Indians magazine.