This robe compares quite closely to a well known example in the University Museum, Philadelphia, acquistion number 45 - 15 - 706 (see Dockstader, 1962, no. 204). According to Barbara Hail (1993, p. 40) such "box and border" decorated robes were worn only by women. The meanings of the motifs are variously interpreted as representing the internal organs of buffalo, cedar trees, or the coventionalzation of other forms. The painting of the "box and border" design was carried on in the development of parfleche painting.