Made available for public purchase is this fine Lakota Sioux Native American Indian fully beaded belt dating to the circa 1890-1920's. The belt is an excellent representation of Late Indian Wars to Indian Reservation Period beadwork. The belt shows Elk Indian tanned hide ends with the main construction being a U.S. Army annuity traded heavy tent clothe fabric. The belt is covered in period correct glass trade seed beads making an exceptional traditional geometric pattern. The beadwork shows a chalk white background with a cross symbol in semi-transparent red and blue and various other symbols in semi-transparent red, greasy yellow, sky padre blue and semi-transparent blue. The piece is all trade cotton thread sewn, as is typical of early reservation period pieces due to the U.S. Indian Agents not allowing much hunting and therefore harvesting of the parts for sinew. The ends show the original Indian tanned hide ties. At the end of the belt shows an older green museum collection identification tag that is marked "B375" and "CJ JJ". Provenance: From a large Native American weapons and beadwork collection in Great Falls, Montana. The belt measures overall 36"L with an additional 14"L of fringe and is 3 3/8"W.
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