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Comanche Artist



Watch Fob, n.d.
Beads on leather
x 5 1/2 in. ( x 14 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Sewing and beadworking
Credit Line: Pomona College Collection
Accession Number: P5255
Woven beadwork with no backing. Multi-colored stripes and zigzags on white. Elliptical piece of buckskin at one end. Yellow and blue beadwork fringe at the other end. Closest to true peyote stitch. Traditional technique for a non-traditional function (R. Conn).

Materials
glass beads without backing and leather

Bibliography
Photographed by R.K. Liu for "The Bead Journal," 11/15/76.

Technique
"This beadwork is the closest in the collection to a true peyote stitch (Which is worked in the round.) This piece was worked flat. It was started by a 2-bead blanket stitch border around a piece of buckskin, then the modified peyote stitch was worked back through the top bead and from side to side, finishing with single loop fringe using the tail end of the sewing thread."

Attribution
Traditional technique for a non-traditional function (R. Conn).

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