New Art Forms

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Ojibwe beaded smoking jacket.

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.