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Eastern Woodlands Tribe Artist



Gloves, c. 1890
Beads on leather
x 12 5/8 in. ( x 32 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Leatherworking
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Angle
Accession Number: P2039a,b
Soft buckskin gloves with fringed gauntlets. Curvilinear multi-colored beadwork on the hand section. Beaded American flags, birds, and double-curve motifs on the gauntlets. These gloves were made for the tourist trade; they are an example of white motifs and the pressures of the white market on Indian art.

Materials
glass beads and leather

Attribution
See R. Conn report (1978).

Commentary
Midwestern beadwork incorporating the traditional double-curve and American flag motifs decorates this pair of European style gauntlets. Gloves of this typpe were produced for white buyers as well as for native Americans.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 75 (illustrated/bw) fig. 255.

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