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Beautiful Columbia River Plateau Beaded Bag

Beautiful Columbia River Plateau Beaded Bag
Beautiful Columbia River Plateau Beaded Bag

Beautiful Columbia River Plateau Beaded Bag

Beaded Bag from the Columbia River Plateau; Late 19th century. Beaded on red and dark blue trade cloth with leather handles; front side interior lined with red fabric and backside lined with cream and tan plaid fabric. 10.5 x 12 in. 26.67 x 30.48 cm. Stunning plateau beaded bag from the late 19th century.

Bag is in beautiful condition with no missing beads and no tears. Contour beading is a technique whereby the stitching begins at a center point and goes outward in a circular or elliptical fashion that was developed by the artists of the Columbia River Plateau after the midpoint of the 19th century.

The technique parallels that used in some basketry and suggests that it grew out of that tradition. This vibrant style is unique to this region which encompasses parts of Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington In the third quarter of the 19th century, Native women of the Columbia River Plateau began to make cloth bags with beaded front sections generally on red trade cloth. Initially, the bags were partially beaded against a trade cloth background, usually red... The item "Beautiful Columbia River Plateau Beaded Bag" is in sale since Wednesday, January 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".

The seller is "allaprimagallery" and is located in Glendale, California. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, GR, PT, CY, SI, SE, to Belgium, to France, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, to Mexico, NO, UA, HR.

  • Maker: Native America
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


Beautiful Columbia River Plateau Beaded Bag