Bead Worked Ornament For Horses Neck
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FROM OLD 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY EXHIBIT LABEL WITH CARD: "REGALIA OF NEZ PERCE INDIANS (SHAHAPTIAN FAMILY),---MADE FROM RED FLANNEL, BY LUCY LAWYER, AND DECORATED WITH BEADWORK AND SLEIGH BELLS. WORN OVER THE SHOULDERS AND AROUND THE WAIST. IDAHO. 23,854. COLLECTED BY JOHN B. MONTEITH." FROM CARD: "LENT TO C.A.L. FOR CONSERVATION 12/9/87. LOAN RETURNED APR 1988.
PURCHASED BY COLLECTOR FROM LUCY LAWYER. - STEVEN L. GRAFE 1997. SEE PROCESSING LAB ACCESSION FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. THIS HORSE COLLAR IS BUCKSKIN, WOOL CLOTH, COTTON CLOTH, BRASS BELLS, BRASS BUTTONS, AND GLASS BEADS. IT IS SEWN WITH SINEW AND THREAD. - F. PICKERING 1-28-1999. Illus.: Hndbk. N. Amer. Ind., Vol. 12, Fig. 5, p. 428. Identified there as beaded wool horse collar constructed of red and blue wool cloth affixed to a canvas backing. White pony beads outline the dark blue appliqued pieces, and brass tacks and bells add further decoration. The red wool cross-piece appears to be of later manufacture and is decorated with white and green seed beads.
Illus. Fig. 3, p. 63 in Grafe, Steven L., 1999, "Nez Perce Decorative Art of the 1870s," American Indian Art Magazine, 24(4). Identified there and p. 62 as a horse collar, buckskin, wool cloth, cotton cloth, brass bells, brass buttons, glass beads, sinew and cotton thread, 37 3/8" x 16 1/2" (95 x 42 cm.). "The straps of the horse ornament were made of colored wool decorated with outlines of white seed and pony beads. The front panel was likewise constructed of a wool base. Fields of white and green seed beads here surround two red hourglass shapes.
13 Sep 2017
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