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COURTING: Woman in Second Phase Navajo Chief's Blanket Faces Man in Orange Blanket

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Vertical COURTING: Woman in Second Phase Chief's Blanket Faces Man in Orange Blanket The woman has loose hair falling behind her. She wears red face paint. The blanket wraps around her completely, falling to her ankles. Orange dress tabs show beneath the blanket, and her leggings are blue. Three dark and two orange stripes are around her ankles. The man wears an orange stroud (skunk) blanket (see Plate 9 for discussion). His long braid, wrapped in otter and tied with red cloth, hands down his right shoulder. A long German silver hairplate ornament reaches from his scalplock to his ankles. His leggings are dark with one vertical stripe, and his matching breech cloth flaps are edged in white (undyed selvedge ends).

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Provenance: Drawn in 1879 by Northern Cheyenne leader Wild Hog (incorrectly denoted as "Hagetta" in the text) ...

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Plate No: 65
Page No: 69
Media: Lead pencil outlines, detail, fill; orange crayon
Dimensions: 13x9 cm, single column
The Sch�yen Collection. London and Oslo.
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