Beaded Blanket Strip with Geometric Design
This 60 inch Yellow, Blue & Red Beaded Blanket Strip features a colorful geometric design. A metal bead and leather tassels hang from the center of each rosette. The crafter beaded the fabric with Seed Beads in Royal Blue, Light Blue, Yellow, and Red and backed with a piece of leather. The strip measures approx. 60″ long and 3″ wide. The rosettes are 5″ in diameter. 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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