glass beads and leather
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.
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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