Edgar Heap of Birds, Spring 2013
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Man's Garters, n.d.
Beads on cloth
x 31 7/8 in. ( x 81 cm)
glass beads, cloth and wool
Beaded men's garters, ornamental rather than functional, were tied outside the leggings below the knees. Winnebago women produced sashes and garters from yarns they finger wove on heddle looms. This technique offered greater portability, versatility, and efficiency than other weaving techniques. The resulting warp-faced woven pieces were composed of variegated stripes determined by the color of the yarn used for the warp. The geometricized floral motif is similar to the woven beadwork patterns of other Great Lakes tribes at this time, but the color combination is typically Winnebago.
Kathleen Howe, Nuance of Sky: Edgar Heap of Birds Invites Spirit Objects to Join His Art Practice (Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2013), 14-15 illustrated/color.
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- Nuance of Sky: Edgar Heap of Birds Invites Spirit Objects to Join His Art Practice , 1/21/2013 - 4/14/2013
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Nuance of Sky.
Nuance of Sky
Pomona College Museum of Art.
Page Number: 14-15
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