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Sioux Artist

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

Creation Place: North America, Native American, Dakotas and Minnesota
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.

Leather, and glass and brass beads

In the latter half of the 19th century, narrow beaded strips were often placed on the blankets worn by Plains peoples. It was placed horizontally across the back and arms (fig. 36). The prototype of this garment can be found in earlier hide robes, whose central seam was produced when a hide, split for easier handling during the tanning process, was rejoined and the seam covered with a quilled strip (fig. 37). 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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  • 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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