Woman’s Dress and Accessories

Jodi Archambault American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 746

A powerful expression of both tradition and innovation, this beaded yoke dress and accessories were designed in Adobe Illustrator by Jodi Archambault and produced with family and friends using Lakota regalia-making techniques. The dress was meant to be worn in powwow dance competitions—specifically, the Northern Traditional Dance—community celebrations that affirm Native sovereignty and identity through creative expression. Featuring approximately fifteen pounds of beads, the outfit comes to life during the dance, among the songs, voices, drumming, and gathering of family and community.

Woman’s Dress and Accessories, Jodi Archambault (American, Hunkpapa Lakota/Teton Sioux, born North Dakota, 1969), Tanned and commercial leather, glass and metal beads, cotton, silk, dentalium shell, metal cones, horsehair, plastic, bone, brass bells, porcupine quills, coins, Hunkpapa Lakota (Teton Sioux)

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.