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Openwork sash of braided bands of green, red and yellow ochre-color braids wrapped at intervals with porcupine quills.


Around 1780, collected by Sir John Caldwell, Fifth Baronet of Castle Caldwell, County Fermanagh, Ireland, stationed at Forts Niagara and Detroit as an officer in the King's Eighth Regiment of Foot from 1774 to 1780; Before 1982, in collection of Arthur Speyer; By 1982, in collection of Herb Wellington, Long Island, NY; 2008, sold by Skinner Auctioneers, Boston (Sale 2408, May 10, 2008, lot 326) to Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; gift of Phillips to the MFA (December 17, 2008)

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Gift of Timothy Phillips

Native American (Eastern Woodland), mid 18th–late 18th century


Overall: 208.3 cm (82 in.)

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Braided wool with porcupine quills


Textiles and Fashion Arts