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wide beaded strip
  • United States or Canada
  • wide beaded strip, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: North America
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 94 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 37 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0528
Description

The wide strip of loom beading has a white field. The center design is stacked diamonds with a black and red center and shades of blue grading from the center: light blue, medium blue, dark blue. Vertical zigzags flank the stacked diamonds. The colors from the center consist of: white, yellow, orange, red, dark red, black, light blue, blue-green, medium blue, and dark blue.

The lateral designs are stacked brown diamonds, with yellow or orange center, outlined with blue-green, light blue, and medium blue. Zigzags flank the stacked diamonds. The colors from the center consist of: dark blue, white, yellow, light orange, orange, red, dark red.

It has a row of blue-green triangles at each end, with dark blue, yellow, and orange detail.