An early southeastern yarn and beadwork sash. The central section is finger woven and the outer drops are heddle woven. Once owned by Osceola. Rows of interlocking diamond pattern design worked in black wool on a blue wool background. The inner areas of diamonds are decorated/filled with white pony beads. The beads are alternatively woven onto the warp or weft threads. The sash has long woven drops (approx 87cm long) on either end (originally eight on each end). White pony beads are woven into the edges of the sash and each of the drops. One white bead is thread onto each outer turn in the cotton weft thread on either side of the drops.
Detached pieces of fringe belonging to the bag were located at the Florida Museum of Natural History and returned to the museum in March 2011. They had been at FLMNH since before 2006, when 1997.30.1 and .2 were there on a long term loan from General Roberts.
|Dimensions||W-3.5 L-97.5 inches|