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Menominee or possibly Ojibwe Artist



Garter, c. 1900
Beads
x 16 15/16 in. ( x 43 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Bead weaving
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Abernethy
Accession Number: P1603
Woven beadwork garter with no backing. Decorated with a repeating green, pink and red floral design on a light blue background. There is red yarn braided fringe at each end. This is an adaptation of floral beaded design into weaving, causing a design problem.

Materials
glass beads without backing and yarn

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 24 (illustrated/bw) fig. 28.
Photographed by "Time Life" on June 27, 1977.
Photographed by R.K. Liu for "The Bead Journal," November 15, 1976.
"Art of the Great Lakes Indians," Flint Institute of the Arts, 1973, p. 63.

Technique
Warp threads are ended off by braiding them (black linen threads?) with maroon wool.

Attribution
"Accessioned as Plains, but could very well be Woodlands, quite possibly Ojibwa. Square weave sash similar to Woodlands costume."

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