A fully beaded boy's Arapaho vest with tipi designs on the front with an intricate back of geometrics and a cental ladder design. Dark blue, medium blue, yellow, pink, medium green, light green, white and red white heart beads. Fully beaded with sinew on hide. On custom table mount.
vest: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2", on stand 16 1/2" tall
c. Pre 1820
A magnificent Nez Perce pony beaded dress on deer hide. Multi-colored beadwork in white, cobalt blue, green and red. Hemp and sinew sewn. Note: The green and red beads were first introduced to the Nez Perce Columbia River Native Americans on the Lewis & Clark expedition (1804-06).
48" long, 42" wide
c. 19th Century
A very fine Nez Perce Boy's Shirt on trade cloth. Three bands of pony beads around base and arm cuffs. Two beaded shoulder strips and two rosettes. Cuffs, shirt base, fringed in usual fashion.
18" long, 25" wide
An exceptional Northern Plains Woman's Dentalium shell dress yoke. Ten rows of shells both front and back over a cotton foundation. Silk ribbons have been replaced to match the originals.
size: 14" tall x 31" wide
A man’s fully beaded pictorial vest showing tipis, crosses, and American flags on a white beaded field. Use of red heart beads with steel and brass cut beads. All sinew sewn.
22" long, 18" wide
Men’s Leggings made of deerskin with rubbed green, yellow and red pigments. Beaded with crosses, dragonflies and circular elements on both sides. Lane beaded along sides and sinew sewn using blue, white, red and black seed beads.