Large pair of beaded Native American beaded strips. Attributed to Nez Perce or Plateau though possibly Athabaskan in origin. Excellent ascending roses design to open bloom on the top, Even the stamen of the flower is slightly raised and the shading of the flowers is represented by different color beads. Mounted on burlap most likely for stirrup strips or horse tack, possible for buckskin jacket as well. Quite large at 16" long end to end. Strips start at 1 1/2" and are 4 1/8" at the largest point. Some bead loss, excellent oxidation I would date them to the 20's or 30's at the very latest. I found some great Native American and Alaskan Eskimo items recently. If you have a moment do take a look, including a lovely Northwest coast pottery item from the eccentric Canadian artist Emily Carr.
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