1880s – 1890s Northern Plains Beaded Belt
- 1880s – 1890s Northern Plains Beaded Belt
- This Early Plains Belt Is Old Harness Leather That Is Completely Covered In Lazy Stitched Beadwork.
- Geometric Designs Of Red And Green On A Sioux White Background.
- Two of the design elements contain larger sized beads than the rest of the belt.
- The beadwork is all old sinew sewn and we don’t believe any of it has been repaired.
- It appears that the different sized beads were originally used as per availability to the beadworker.
- A few of the smaller red white-hearts are actually very early cut beads.
- It is an interesting example of making do with what was at hand.
- There is some missing beadwork on both sides of the ends of the belt.
- Also a few beads missing throughout the length of the piece.
- This belt has not been repaired in any way.
- It ties with a braintanned thong through holes on either end.
- The belt is 39 1/4″ long x 1 7/8″ wide.
- The sinew is not decaying and there are no beads falling off.
- Native American Beadwork