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Native American Artist



Watch Fob, n.d.
Beads
x 7 1/16 in. ( x 18 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Bead weaving
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Jonathan Tibbet
Accession Number: P5276
Rectangular woven beadwork with no backing. Fob tapered to a point at one end. Beaded loops on other end. Eagle emblem in black on white background. Square weave with single loop fringe, probably made for the tourist trade.

Materials
glass beads without backing

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 75 (illustrated/bw) fig. 256.
Photographed by R.K. Liu for The Bead Journal, November 15, 1976.

Technique
"Tapers to a point by weaving in the outside warp thread on either side, thus decreasing the design by one bead on either side until a point is achieved."

Commentary
Watch fobs in an untraditional style of woven beadwork were among the objects produced for the white market
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

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