Beaded Blanket Strip on Mini Red Wool Blanket
Beaded Blanket Strip on Mini Red Wool BlanketAnother Andy Bullock masterpiece! Master Craftsman Andy Bullock adorned this child's size red wool blanket with a Cheyenne-Style beaded strip. He edged the blanket with blue trim. Twisted Braintanned Deerskin Leather tassels hang from the center of each of four beaded rosettes. Bullock used a combination of Czech seed beads and Reproduction seed beads for his design.
The Native Americans of the Northern Plains created Beaded Blanket Strips in the mid 19th century. Blanket Strips originated as a means to cover the seam when two Braintanned Buffalo Hides were sewn together to create one large robe. Eventually, Native American crafters began to use wool Trade Blankets for robes. They added their beaded strips to them in a purely decorative manner.
The Beaded Strip measures 1.75" (3 rows of lazy stitch) wide and 22.5" long. Each of the 4 rosettes measure 2.75" in diameter.
Overall the Blanket measures 44" x 28".
One of a Kind!
This item has sold but we have archived it for reference purposes. You may find a similar item available at WanderingBull.com. Please click on the links below to see what we have currently in stock.
SKU: 2222-999-341Shop Collectible Beadwork