Southeastern beaded cloth sash, heavily beaded. The support fabric for the sash is a plain weave, dark red, wool cloth. The surface is decorated with a substantial amount of white glass beads and black appliqué strips of fabric in a repeating pattern with four identical sections. The main motif is a diagonal line with a spiral on each end spinning in opposite directions. There are linear patterns between these. Most of the rows of beading are done in a double row pattern where in one of the rows the beads are oriented perpendicular to the other row.
Pedro Zepeda, the head of cultural outreach at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum, believes that the sash is Choctaw or Chickasaw due to the spiral designs.
|Dimensions||W-3.25 L-51.5 inches|