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Indian beadwork is one of the most beautiful of the North American Indian adornments, and deserves a special place in any great Native American art collection where it serves as a reminder of peoples past and the people today. Of all of the wonderful things in our River Trading Post collection, Indian beadwork stands out among the finest of all. Also be sure to see our collection of quillwork
|Bandolier Bags||Plains Indian Vests, Dresses, Ceremonial Wear||Plains Indian Moccasins||Plains Indian Tobacco Bags||Plains Indian Beaded Bags|
Beaded Blackfeet Martingale
circa 1880 - 1890
Exeptionally fine beadwork on red felt trade cloth. Hide strands finished with tubular glass beads and bells.
12 inches x 49 inches
|#4553||Ojibwa||42" x 17.75"||Large Cass River
Chippewa bandoleer bag. Rare loom beaded tabs. Some very slight bead and
|#1711F||Chippewa||12.5" x 39"||Late 19th century Chippewa beaded bandolier bag. Fine condition.||$3490|
|1712F||Chippewa||13.5" x 39"||A very fine Chippewa beaded bandolier bag from around 1880. Absolutely beautiful.||$7500|
|Plains Indian Vests, Dresses, Ceremonial Wear|
Nez Perce Boy's Vest
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Sioux Men's Vest
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|#5324s||Sioux||11.5" x 4"
excluding rolled tops as shown
|1880's Soux Beaded women's leggings.||$1200||Sold|
|#6133s||Crow||27.5" x 34.25"||Beautifully framed Crow Leggins circa 1880. Each leggin is 20" x 10"||$1200|
|#4552f||Eastern Sioux||Medium||Eastern Sioux Man's vest out of black velvet cloth and inside silk print. Front side spot stitched in seed beeds. ca 1890-1910||$1850|
|#1256S||Santee||Medium to Large Man||Antique Santee pictorial medicine vest with geometric designs, including pipes, dragonflies and flowers. Neck is trimmed with green paint and bottom is trimmed with green, red and gold paint. From 1890 to 1910.||$2400|
|#1702F||Sioux||17" x 16.5"||Sioux boy's beaded vest circa 1890. Beautiful beadwork on white field. Great condition.||$4000||Sold|
|#4588||Non Native||Medium||"Order of the Red Man" dress from 1920 - 1930. Heavy muslin with commercial hide fringes and stitched in seed and trade beads. Possibly a photo prop, or maybe an East Coast party dress.||$395.|
|#1716F||Cheyenne||36" x 47"||Very fine ladies Cheyenne beaded buckskin dress from around 1960.||
|#1900||Sioux||50" length||Sioux beaded hide dress. Sinew sewn on hide with geometric design in red, green, white and shades of blue. slight bead loss. This dress was built in stages. One half is old, the other new||$3500||Sold|
|#1159||Apache||14 1/4" x 4"||Contemporary T-Neckpiece used for the "Puberty Ceremony" when an Apache girl becomes a young woman. Spirit Mountain Dancer beaded into the piece.||$800|
|#1069||Cheyenne||30" & 31 1/4"||These antique Cheyenne beaded legging panels are a classic example of the fabulous beadwork accomplished by these people.||
|#410S||Chippewa||72" x 4"||Rare 1870's Chippewa sash with intricate multi-colored beadwork and long trade yarn fringes.||$1700|
|#5583f||Shoshone-Bannock||36" x 3.25"||Beaded Sun Dance Belt by Linda M. Tillman||$400|
|#1157s||Sioux||Arm pieces - 13
1/4" x 1 1/2"
13" x 2 1/2"
141/4" x 7"
|This Oglala Sioux buckskin dance ensemble was made by Joe Walking Bear in the 1930's.||
|#1162||Northern Paiute-Washoe||29 1/2" dia.||Beautifully
beaded collar made of yellow, orange, red, light blue and dark blue glass
beads. It is tied with a leather tie in back. It is worn over a leather
deerskin dress during powwows or special ceremonies. A beaded hairclip is
Never worn. Created around 1990.
|#620||Menominee||33" x 1.25"||Menominee child's loom beaded pictoral belt with stylized flower and bird design.||$650|
|#794||Warm Springs Reservation||34 1/2"||Fancy beaded dance belt from the Warm Springs Reservation. Ca. 1950, we believe. A Stunner.||$470|
5" high in front
|Beautifully beaded on leather all around to back with roses. Circa 1990's. Created by Ramona Walema in Fort Hall, Idaho.||$400|
|#1741F||Plateau||5 1/2" x 6"||Turn of century Plateau beaded cuffs. Beads of purple, gold, white, orange and green. Blue beads on fringe. Boardered by purple satin. Some sequin loss.||$275||Sold|
|#1701F||Cheyenne||11"||Ladies Cheyenne beaded leggings circa 1890. Very fine condition.||
|Plains Indian Moccasins|
|#900||Plateau Nations||9" length||Plateau beaded moccasins. Hard sole hide moccasins with flower design.||$300|
|#3306F||Sioux||10.75"||Fully beaded Sioux moccasins circa 1880 - 1910.||$1000||Sold|
|#1366s||Apache||8.5"||Apache boy's cactus kicker moccasins from around 1900.||$1200||Sold|
|#907f||Arickara||11" length||Arickara moccasins. Beaded strip on buffalo hide with cross and box design. Blue, white green and mustard yellow.||$1600|
|#618f||Blackfeet||9 1/2" length
||Mens beaded moccasins circa 1885 - 1890 of buffalo hide.||$1535|
|#2851F||Iroquois||10"||20th century Iroquois beaded moccasins. Beaded on cloth in stylized flower and leaf design.||$600||Sold|
|#1174||Great Lakes Region||10" length||These old moccasins are from the 1940's, and are well worn. They are made of leather with beaver or other fur cuffs. A few beads are missing along the edges of both moccasins. They are priced accordingly.||$200||Sold|
|#1539f||Kiowa Apache||9 1/2"||Man's beaded moccasins, sinew sewn on hide with geometric designs of red, blue, green and dark blue. Late 19th, early 20th century||$2400|
|#1510||Ute||6 1/4" length||Contemporary (1970's) child's moccasins.||$100|
|#1447||Ute||8.5" length||Fully beaded contemporary woman's or child's moccasins.||$550|
|#1083s||Sioux||9 1/2"||Sinew sewn on hide with hard sole in colors of green, red, gold, blue and white.||
|#1084||Menominee||9 1/2"||Menominee soft sole beaded moccasins trimmed with red yarn and beaded with stylized flowers in blue, pink, red and clear. Beadwork excellent. Minor flaws in yarn trim.||$690|
|#1085||Nez Perce||10"||Nez perce hide moccasins with beaded stylized flower design on tops in red, green, blue, pink and white. Overall condition is fine except for felt trim around the bottom which is worn.||$450||Sold|
|#1086||Cheyenne||9 1/2"||Partly beaded Cheyenn Moccasins. Sinew sewn on hide in colors of red, yellow, green and blue.||
|#1099s||Arapaho||11"||Arapaho man's beaded moccasins. Sinew sewn on buffalo hide, rubbed with yellow ocher and beaded in yellow, green, blue, red and white.||$1800|
|Plains Indian Tobacco Bags|
|#3971||Chumash||20" x 6"||Recent Chumash pipe bag of brain tanned hide. Old glass beads in red, light blue, dark blue and mustard.||$2100|
|#4498f||Crow||40.5" x 5.5"||Contemporary Crow pipe bag traded to Santo Domingo Pueblo Dancer.||$400||Sold|
|#3636S||Blackfoot||9.5" x 4.25"||
Blackfoot tobacco tail bag circa 1880. Brain
tanned hide, red wool trade cloth and brass hawk bells at bottom.
Blue and white glass trade beads, with brass bead accents.
|#2846S||Sioux||30" x 6"||From about 1890, this features beaded strips on each side Red ticking down the side and two rows of white tube beads above the leather fringe.||$2500||Sold|
||#2845F||Ojibwa||31" x 6"||
Beautiful Ojibwa beaded pipe bag. Beaded on both sides with flower and
leaf design in red, pink, green, yellow, orange, gold and blues on a white
Front panel inscribed "Otaka September 18".
Early 20th century.
beaded 1870's Blackfeet pipe bag. Moose hide.
Beaded on one side.
|#1704F||Sioux||17"||A good Sioux beaded pipe bag with quill work and fringe from the late 19th century. Different geometric design on each side. Quill work is well worn, missing.||$3200||Sold|
|#1706F||Great Lakes Region||21"||Great lakes beaded tobacco bag circa 1915. Very fine condition. Beads of orange, white, gold, red and green. Maple leaf design, different on each side.||$1800||Sold|
|Plains Indian Beaded Bags|
|#5856s||Sioux||10.5" x 14.5"||Late 19th century beaded bag with cones and horsehair||$2600|
|6" x 7.5"||Late 19th century beaded purse with Victorian era closer and chain.||$900||Sold|
|#5752||Ojibwa||10.5" x 11.5"||Early 20th century beaded and fully lined Ojibwa bag||$700|
|#5586f||Cheyenne||10" x 4"||Early 20th century decorated with green, ellow and pink Eurpean trade beads.||$400|
|#5322s||Sioux||5.35" x 9" excluding handle||1900's Sioux Purse||$1950||Sold|
|#5336||Sioux||10" x 10.5"||1890's Bible Bag||$1350|
||#4599F||Blackfeet||39.5" length||Blackfeet buckskin rifle case by Jackie Parsons. Beaded on both sides.||$2000|
||#5599f||Arapaho||45" length||Contemporary buckskin beaded rifle case.||$2000|
|#1537s||Sioux||Approx 3" x 8 1/2"||Antique Sioux 3 sided beaded hide bag, beaded with cross and line design in colors of red, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, white, yellow and black.||$900||Sold|
|#1630||Cree||9 1/2" c 6 1/4"||
Circa 1900, brain tanned hide, thread sewn tobacco bag. Same floral motif on both sides. Inner backing of beadwork is old pattern material.
||#1535s||Nez Perce||5 1/2" x 3 3/4"||Nez Perce contour beaded ration card bag. Stylized flower design in red, light blue, dark blue, gold, light green, dark green, white, black and pink. Late 19th century.||
|#1164||Paiute-Moddock||11 3/4" x 9"||Contemporary beaded bag on white leather. One side is beaded and it is lined with blue fabric. Never used. Created in 1991 by Catherine Walker, Paiute.||$400|
|#1172||Cayuga||4" x 4"||Purse of cloth
and dark blue velvet. Has a raised beadwork flower using white and pink
beads and white sequins. This literally shimmers.
Created by Lorna-Jamieson-
Thomas-Hill; Cayuga Band-Wolf Clan.
|#1173||Nez Perce||41/2" x 4"||
Made of leather beaded on front using very tine blue, dark red, red, dark green, green and yellow glass beads. It has a snap flap opening and is lined with floral fabric. From the '30s or '40s.
|#1181||Iroquois||5 1/2" x 4"||This Iroquois souvenir or whimsy purse is made of cloth and light tan velvet which has darkened over time. A few small spots are on the purse, not very noticeable. It is beaded on all four sides and top with looped beaded fringe at the bottom. From 1900-1910.||$500||Sold|
|#1446||Ute||7.5" x 4.5"||Beaded pocketbook with zipper closure. Fully beaded around and on both sides.||$275||Sold|
|#1183||Sioux||6" x 4"||1940's drawstring beaded purse of soft leather with two different designs and long beaded fringe.||$500|
|#908s||Crow||8 1/4" x 5 1/2"||Antique Crow woman's work bag. Beaded on buffalo hide with cross, triangles and band design. In red, blue, and pink. Tin cones and green wool suspension.||
|#893||Cree||11" x 6 1/2"||Cree tobacco bag. Beaded on both sides with geometric design and "Maurice" on one side; sylized flower on other. Pre WW II.||$1500|
|#1087||Sioux||9 1/4" x 6 3/4"||Eastern Sioux oval beaded buckskin bag with a geometric design on one side and crosses on the reverse. In colors of blue and pink.||
|#1088||Chippewa||9" x 5 1/2"||Chippewa woman's tobacco bag. Beaded buckskin with finge on sides and bottom. Beaded with stylized flower design on a clear background. (Some very minor bead loss.)||$690|
|#1089s||Apache||9" x 5"||Apache beaded and fringe hide bag. Yellow ocher buckskin with fringe on sides and bottom. Beaded in pink, black, blue and white.||$820||Sold|
|#1095||Athabaskan||7 1/2" x 4 7/8"||Athabaskan finely beaded bag. Stylized flower beaded on black cloth with woven pull ties. Beads in pink, silver, red, blue, green and brown.||$950|
|#1096||Nez Perce||12 1/2" x 9 1/2"||Nez Perce woman's flat bag fully beaded on one side with stylized flower design. Colors of red, green, black, blue and gold on a frosty white background. Beadwork is in excellent shape, through the old cloth shows frays along the edges.||
|#1097||Plateau||4 1/4" x 4 1/2"||Plateau beaded belt pouch with fully beaded top flap. stylized flower in blue, yellow, red and green on a white background.||$700|
|#894s||Nez Perce||6" x 5 1/2"||Nez Perce belt pouch. Fully beaded top flap with an eight pointed star and cross inside. Red, pink, white, gold and blue.||
|#1100f||Sioux||9" x 6"||Sioux beaded tobacco bag. Beaded on hide and cloth. Stylized flower in red, pink, white, green on a blue background.||$1400|
|#5584f||Shoshone-Bannok||9" x 4.5"||Soft white beaded bag by Wesley Chippewa||$110|