Beads on leather
x 24 7/16 in. ( x 62 cm)
North America, Native American
Leatherworking and beadworking
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Abernethy
Soft, pale buckskin with thin fringe on all edges. Floral Beadwork on neck. Red, white, and blue ribbons tied to fringe across front. An example of a combination of themes: Midwestern beading and South Plains construction and mescal beads. Can be dated by lack of painting- R. Conn.
leather, mescal beans and glass beads
Can be dated by lack of painting- See R. Conn Report (1978)
Mescal beans are traditional ornaments for clothing of the Southern Plains groups. THe abstract floral beadwork and ribbon decoration reflect design influences of relocated Midwestern peoples. -from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 76, fig. 259.
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