ANTIQUE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN, Lakota, beaded on one piece of native hide, vest watch fob with button hole. The beadwork is done in lazy stitch, sewn in sinew and is basically two large lanes with tacking stitches. The bead colors are: transparent gold and ruby red with 4 dark green beads, and opaque black, Italian white, and light blue. The main beadwork is outlined with a single row of black beads. Pocket watches became wildly popular among the native americans in the late 1800's and early 1900's as they started dressing more "white". Many were also made as gifts or to be sold.
CONDITION: GREAT! Leather is soft, no holes, rips or tears, beads are strong and intact. It does look like at one time there was edge beading, but that is long gone. The tab or button hole and the back of the Fob show wear and soiling.
CIRCA: Late 1800's into early 1900's
SIZE: LENGTH: 5 1/2" WIDTH: WIDEST: 1 3/4" NARROWEST: 3/4"
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