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Woven, Beadwork Headband

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Beads, hide
  • Place Made: Plains, North America
  • DATES 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 24 13/16 x 1 7/8 in. (63 x 4.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 43.201.50
    CREDIT LINE Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Great Lakes (Native American). Woven, Beadwork Headband, 20th century. Beads, hide, 24 13/16 x 1 7/8 in. (63 x 4.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Dr. Harlow Brooks, 43.201.50. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.43.201.50_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION It is possible that this was a school piece made as an exercise or under supervision because this type of loom work was done under Mission Schools around the Great Lakes. Loom woven with cotton thread is an 8-point star pattern in pink, blue, yellow, red and navy. The design looks like it came from a pattern book and is not finished.
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    Woven, Beadwork Headband