Early Southern Plains Pony-Beaded War Shirt

Comanche or Ute

Date:  mid-19th century

Dimensions:  31 in. (78.7 cm) by 57 ½ in. (146.1 cm)

Provenance:  ex. Gordon Fritz; ex. Chris Selser; ex. James Reid; ex. Michael Higgins

Price:  $85,000

Exceptional early example of a pony beaded war shirt.  Indigo dyed cloth with red pony beads and extensive evidence of usage with patina on the front of the shirt.  Conservation Notes: Restoration to the fabric, stabilized the structure of the shirt.