Beadwork Strip / possibly Bracelet,
x 5 11/16 in. ( x 14.5 cm)
North America, Native American
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Abernethy
Solid beadwork with no backing. Black crosses and triangles on blue background. This may be a bracelet. There is a metal hook at one short end and a thread loop "eye" at the other.
glass beads and cloth
Beadwork strips, such as this one and others in the exhibition, were created as headbands, garters, bag straps, and decorations to be applied to pieces of cltohing or accessories. They were made utilizing a number of techniques: weaving strings of beads on hand looms, or applying beads to supports with a variety of stitch tecniques.
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