Beadwork: part II

TU1966.3-70, beaded pouch, Sioux, 8″x8″, leather, beaded gold ground with floral design, red chintz lining.

TU1966.3-69, beaded pouch, Sioux, 10″x8″, leather and fabric, floral design, glass seed beads strung on thread and sinew, outside border trimmed with maroon satin ribbon, opening trimmed with a cotton ribbon.  Card on inside reads, “Bead bag South Dakota old French design, $7.50”.

Detail from above.  Metallic faceted beads were introduced after 1885.  This piece was likely made in the Great Lakes region and traded westward, possibly as a tourist item.

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