Beaded Blanket Strip Abstract Floral Design
This Otoe Style Beaded Blanket Strip features a colorful floral design made in the 1970s – 1980s. The crafter beaded this strip with Seed Beads in Transparent Royal Blue, Light Blue, Green, Dark Red, White and Greasy Yellow. This piece is unique as it is not made with rosettes. The strip measures approx. 51″ long and 4.5″ wide. One of a Kind!
The Native Americans of the Central 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.
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