"The short tunic bore the same name as the man's shirt. The skirt was called Wa-te'. The amount of embroidery put upon the tunic and skirt depended upon the skill of the woman and the time at her disposal for this class of work. The designs used were without symbolic significance, and served solely the purpose of ornamentation. Dressed deer skin was employed for garments"(La Flesche 1898:25-26).