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Edgar Heap of Birds, Spring 2013

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Mohave Artist



Bead Sash, n.d.
Beads
x 46 7/16 in. ( x 118 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Bead weaving
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2199
Woven band with no backing and a long fringe on each end. Beaded with white and blue strands that form solid and tessellate triangles.

Materials
glass beads without backing

Bibliography
Photographed by R.K. Liu for "The Bead Journal," 11/15/76.

Commentary
The Mojave living along the banks of the Colorado River identified themselves as Pipa Aha Macav, "the people by the water." The color blue, symbolizing water, holds great importance in Mojave culture. Blue was commonly seen in the tattoos with which they defined themselves internally and identified themselves to the outside world. The delicate weaving technique and the use of the blue in these sashes suggests that they might have carried spiritual meaning. The intricate designs, woven with tiny strands of beads on cotton string, would've been impractical for everyday use.

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