Native American

Blanket Strip

Artist: Unknown

Culture/People: Apsàalooke

Place: Plains, United States

Media: Red trade cloth, Venetian seed beads, and sinew

Dims: 64 x 7 in. (162.5 x 17.7 cm)

Date: c. 1885

Description: The image here is a detail, but the long blanket strip includes four sets of rectangular sections with three rosettes uniting them. The beadwork uses a flat-stitch technique on hide and on red trade cloth. The beadwork design elements include geometric motifs made up of opposing triangles, stacked blocks, and large square sections with bands. The rosettes have accents of red trade cloth and there are small hide thongs at the centers of the three rosettes.

RTC No: NA1159
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011

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