• Ojibwe beaded smoking jacket.

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    Ojibwa beaded smoking jacket
    • Date
    • 1920 - 1925
    • Creator
    • White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe; Benedict & Turner
    • Description
    • Smoking jacket given to Stafford King in the early 1920s at his induction into the White Earth Band of Ojibwa. Jacket is of chocolate brown velvet with a black velvet collar, a frog and cord front closure and "'The Hastings'/ BENEDICT ... more
      Smoking jacket given to Stafford King in the early 1920s at his induction into the White Earth Band of Ojibwa. Jacket is of chocolate brown velvet with a black velvet collar, a frog and cord front closure and "'The Hastings'/ BENEDICT & TURNER" label on interior. Applique includes floral beadwork and tin jingle cones on the collar, floral beadwork on the cuffs, and jingle cones and other tinwork stitched at the breast and hips. less
    • Rights
    • http://www.mnhs.org/mhsuse.html
    • Partner
    • Minnesota Historical Society; Minnesota Historical Society
    • Contributing Institution
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Is Part Of
    • http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display.php?irn=10440510

New art forms among Native Americans followed the changes occurring in Western fashions at times, as well. This circa 1920 commercially made velvet smoking jacket has been beautifully embellished with beads and jingles – Anishinaabefied as a gift given to Euro-American Stafford King upon his adoption into the White Earth band of Ojibwe. Jingle Dresses made at the same time bear a striking resemblance to the slim lines of flapper-style dresses.