(jna-0024) Rawhide Shield, Old Venetian Glass Trade Bead Strand

$220.00

Description

Rawhide Shield, Old Venetian Glass Trade Bead Strand

  • Rawhide Shield, Old Venetian Glass Trade Bead Strand
  • This is a nice Plains necklace with a rawhide shield pendant.
  • The pendant is pigment painted with green, red and black.
  • Painted “legal eagle” feathers dangle from the shield.
  • It is attached with a brain tanned buckskin strip that would have gone around a man’s arm.
  • Sometimes full-sized shields such as these were hung on tripods as medicine pieces and not used for battle.
  • The 1740s to 1850s strand of tradebeads is strung on very soft deer hide leather.
  • Most are Venetian glass trade beads.
  • These include four large feather beads in good condition and green chevron watermelons.
  • A small blue/grey chevron and various stripped fancies intersperse the strand.
  • There is a single, tubular stone bead.
  • Two faceted opaque Russian cobalts are found on the strand.
  • The buckskin leather is knotted but can be opened up to be made longer.
  • The strand is currently 12 1/2″ long.
  • The shield measures 2 1/2″ in diameter.
  • With feathers, the shield hangs 5″ long.
  • The necklace and feathers hang 17″ long.

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