Blanket Strip Beaded Sioux Style
Sioux Style Beaded Blanket Strip with Ribbons
This Sioux Style Beaded Blanket Strip features a colorful geometric design. You will see a metal spot along with red and green ribbon tassels hanging from the center of each rosette. The crafter beaded the leather, backed with masking tape with Seed Beads in White, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Brown, Transparent Green and Mustard Yellow. The strip measures approx. 50″ long and 3.5″ wide. The rosettes are 4.5″ in diameter. One of a Kind!
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.
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