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Beadwork Strip, c. 1890-1899
Beads on leather
57 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (145.1 x 11.75 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Leatherworking and beadworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2175
Rectangular buckskin band with four disks. Braided thongs hang from the disks. Beadwork crosses with angle patterns on the strip, and beadwork crosses made of four triangles on the disks. White beaded background. Traditional, less successful design.

Materials
glass beads and leather

Commentary
In the latter half of the 19th century, narrow beaded strips were often placed on the blackets worn by Plains peoples. It placed horizontally across the back and arms. The prototype of this garment can be found in earlier hide robes, whose central seam was produced when a hide, split for eaiser handling during the tanning process, was rejoined and the sesam covered with a quilled strip. This beaded strip reflects a traditional quillwork design, in which four segmented discs are balanced by horizontal elements.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 73 (illustrated/bw) fig. 240.

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Dimensions
  • Overall Dimensions: 57 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (145.1 x 11.75 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Fringe Dimensions: 19 1/8 in. (48.58 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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