Beadwork Strip, c. 1890-1899
Beads on leather
57 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. (145.1 x 11.75 cm)
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.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
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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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ways of Seeing/Exhibiting American Indian Art: The Pomona College Collection Montgomery Gallery , 1/19/1994 - 3/20/1994
- 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
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 73, Figure Number: 240
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