Origin: Plains Tribe
Date: 19th C.
Media: Glass beads, animal hide and/or commercial leather
Dimensions: 1.75″ long, just under 1″ diameter
Description: This pair of beaded cylinders was used to tie back the hair for a plains indian. The bead colors are light blue, dark blue, mustard yellow, red with white hearts, white and soft pink – all considered to be early beads used on the frontier. The glass beads are sinew sewn onto a hide which is then set onto a commercial leather base.
Condition: A small amount of bead loss.