Style Imitating Art: Native American Powder Horn with Wampum Shoulder Belt

Black Polka Dot Blouse Skinny Jeans and Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats {living outside the stacks}

Welcome to another week of Style Imitating Art, where we draw our style inspiration from works of art. This week’s selection was curated by Jen from Librarian for Life and Style.

STYLE IMITATING ART INSPIRATION

PowderHornWithStrap

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Powder Horn and Wampum Shoulder Belt, Horn 1770; Belt, probably early 19th century
American,
Horn (cow), leather, shell beads; Powder horn (a); L. 11 in. (27.9 cm); Diam. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Wt. 7.1 oz. (201.3 g); shoulder belt (b); L. 42 in. (106.7 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Collection of J. H. Grenville Gilbert, of Ware, Massachusetts, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert, 1939 (39.87a–c)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/24670

This week’s inspiration piece was curated by Jen {Librarian for Life and Style} because she “…thought it would be fitting to honor our Native American tribes after celebrating the U.S. Fourth of July holiday last week.”

About the Native American Horn:

The style of engraving on this horn suggests that it was made by a Penobscot Indian, possibly for a Massachusetts soldier during the Penobscot expedition of 1779–80. Wampum belts, like the one associated with this horn, were used for trade among native peoples for centuries before the first Europeans arrived in the New World and then as currency between settlers and Indians from the mid-seventeenth century up to the early twentieth century.

If you look closely, you can see bits of red intermingled with the beige and black color scheme. Do you have something in your closet that’ll match? We’d love to see it, scroll down to find out how to join us.

MY LOOK

Black Polka Dot Blouse Skinny Jeans and Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats {living outside the stacks}

I’m still in the job hunting process, so my daily wardrobe is fairly casual: cute top, jeans, and comfortable shoes, so I chose an outfit that I thought best mimicked the inspiration piece while fitting in with my day-to-day life.

Black Polka Dot Blouse Skinny Jeans and Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats {living outside the stacks}

I’ve had this blouse for a long time, but I rarely wear it, which is really a shame. I mean, come on, it has a Peter Pan collar! A Peter Pan collar. So very modern. And paired with my cuffed skinny jeans, I kinda feel like I should be an extra in a Grease revival. I do know all the dance moves, ya know.

Black Polka Dot Blouse Skinny Jeans and Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats {living outside the stacks}

Can you tell I spend a lot of my day drinking coffee? I mean, I’m also job hunting, but there’s coffee always nearby… And I’m setting up our house, which is incredibly fun. I just need to add some more lighting and a few plants. There’s also some awful wallpaper in the entry way that I need to remove, but that’ll come in time.

Black Polka Dot Blouse Skinny Jeans and Ankle Wrap Ballet Flats {living outside the stacks}

Blouse – Old {Cuter} | Cuffed Skinny Jeans – Old {Cuter} | Ankle Wrap Flats – Target

Just a reminder, it’s not to late to send your outfit interpretation join in the roundup, details posted below.

THE CO-HOSTS

Jen – Librarian for Life and Style

Salazar – 14 Shades of Grey

STYLE IMITATING ART ROUNDUP

Everyone’s invited to participate! Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Jen at librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com by Tuesday, 17 July. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 18 July.

OTHER LINKUPS

For more stylish inspiration, check out the following linkups:

Where I co-host:

Ageless Style – First Tuesday of the Month

Style Imitating Art – Inspiration piece posted on Mondays with the round-up on Wednesdays

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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