Northern Plains beaded blanket, Museum Quality Historical recreation
  • Northern Plains beaded blanket, Museum Quality Historical recreation
  • Northern Plains beaded blanket, Museum Quality Historical recreation
  • Northern Plains beaded blanket, Museum Quality Historical recreation
  • Northern Plains beaded blanket, Museum Quality Historical recreation

SOLD Northern Plains beaded blanket, Museum Quality Historical recreation

  • Reference: FC1300B
  • Origin: Firewind Creations.
  • Period: Contemporary Historical Recreation
  • Size: 4-point trade blanket.
  • Materials: Vintage 100% wool trade blanket by Early’s Witney Point, Canadian deerskin, vintage Salvadori and antique Venetian seed beads, brass beads, antique thimbles, antique French silk ribbon.
  • Price: SOLD

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Description

Northern Plains beaded blanket, Museum Quality Historical recreation.

This piece is a large and magnificent recreation of a beaded trade blanket from the second half of the 19th century, in a typical style of the Northern Cheyenne. The blanket itself is a 4-point size, 75×90″ (187cm x 225cm). The strip is over 6′ (195cm).

The strip is beaded using the lane stitch technique onto Canadian deerskin with pure cotton thread, and sewn onto the blanket with 100% red wool. All seed beads are vintage Salvadori and antique Venetian, in traditional Cheyenne colors: white, Bodmer Blue (translucent), Cheyenne Pink, light blue, corn yellow, catlinite red.

The rosettes are complemented in typical Cheyenne style with twisted deerskin dangles, ornamented with antique Venetian crow beads in cobalt blue and Cheyenne Pink, brass beads, antique brass thimbles, and antique dark blue French silk ribbon.

The finished piece was smoked over a campfire, with white sage, juniper and cedar.

Original one-of-a-kind creation.

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