Arts of the Americas
Crewel yarn, glass beads, seed beads, thread
early 19th century
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Chippewa (Native American). Garter, early 19th century. Crewel yarn, glass beads, seed beads, thread, 12 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (31.8 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.37c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.67.37c.jpg)
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This garter is loom woven probably without the use of a heddle. The warps and wefts are thread and made with small seed beads. It has a repeated motif of eight-pointed yellow stars with white centers, outlined in blue, red, and clear beads on a blue and cloudy white background. See other garters 50.67.37 a,b,d.shown in additional potograph.
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