Creek Indian beaded sash, 19th century beaded native american sash, beaded sash with red and black
second quarter of the 19th century
mixed media
139 x 2 ¾ inches
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Exquisitely beaded in a classic vegetal motif with No. 16 and No. 22 faceted seed beads in shades of light blue, pink, white, light brown, pumpkin and brass on a floral patterned brown silk fabric all edged in very finely woven cotton with a muslin backing; the long fringe is woven of native handspun wool in natural shades of light brown and indigo blue with a raveled red wool dyed with a mixture of lac and cochineal; the edges are beaded in white Pony Trader beads with a tassel at each terminal.

David Morris Sadler (collected during or before the Civil War)
Charles Boone Sadler, Sr. (1883-1973), La Crescenta, CA (by descent from above)
Charles Boone Sadler, Jr., (b. 1914), Baltimore, MD (by descent from above)

Measures 139 inches overall and 25 3/4 inches for the belt portion

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