NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN loom beaded long floral strip collected from an Osage family. Each end of the strip has a definite beginning with a small floral design. The main body of the strip features 3 large, matched double flowers with leaves evenly spaced with the center design flanked on each side with identical smaller floral designs then ending with a matching beginning design. Basically, a beautiful and very detailed design. The back ground is opaque chalk white seed beads with the floral designs being cleverly beaded (and much more difficult) in the combination of opaque and transparent cut beads. Colors include opaque royal blue and transparent cobalt blue, opaque dark red and transparent ruby red, opaque yellow and transparent amber, opaque blue green and transparent medium green and a few transparent medium blue beads. This mixing of beads was seen on many European purses during this period and it was pretty, so why not apply to native fashion! The strip would be beautiful framed, but could also be used on your own clothing or creations. In reality, this strip was one strap that would run down the front of an Osage cradle board and this design was very popular among the Osages. While I don't have the matching strip, I can upon purchase, supply the purchaser with a picture of an Osage cradle board with similar strips.
SPECIAL NOTE: IMAGES ARE ENLARGED! BEAD SIZES ARE 10'S AND 11'S.
CONDITION: Good, strip is 95% perfect, thread is strong. Could absolutely be used, framed or laid out for display.
SIZE: LENGTH: 43" WIDTH: 1 3/4"
CIRCA: 1920's into the 1940's
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