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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
radiating floral spray on the camp and long hide straps on high
buckskin cuffs, probably Crow
Size: 26cm long
Provenance: Recently found in an attic in Bedfordshire
In trading posts such as Bent's Fort in Colorado and Fort Still,
Oklahoma, old glass bead sample cards which were used by the traders
before 1900 had more than 80 colours of seed beads from which the
Native American women could choose. It was said that Crow women
'generally employed only seven colours in their work' and that they
showed little disposition with different colour combinations.
Crow women also did a limited amount of floral beadwork during the late
19th century particularly on moccasins, as well as leggings,
waistcoats, belt pouches and gauntlets. The patterns were
conventionalised representations of leaves and stems as well as flowers
such as on this pair of moccasins.
|Depth||26.00 cm||(10.24 inches)|