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Length of dress fabric: Sioux War Bonnet, from the American Indian series

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Brown ground with red, gray, blue, black and purple feather headdresses. Selvedge reads "Mallinson's silk de luxe -- American Indian -- Sioux war bonnet."


Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale

American, 1927

Object Place

New York, New York, Untied States


Height x width: 39 x 48 in. (99.1 x 121.9 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed