Beadwork and Wood
Marcy Burns American Indian Arts carries objects made out of hide or cloth, embellished with quill, moosehair, paint and/or beads. These items include clothing and objects made for the Indians' own use and in the Reservation Period, objects also made for trade.
Many of these items are from the Plains tribes, both Northern and Southern Plains. In addition, Marcy Burns American Indian Arts carries Woodlands and Great Lakes Indian beaded items.
Our focus is on items from the 19th century. With regard to Plains tribes, the Reservation Period is generally considered to begin in the 1880s and to continue to the early 20th century. We carry Plains Indian obejcts that are from the pre-Reservation and Reservation Periods. In the case of Woodlands material, generally our inventory focuses on mid-19th century.
Please feel free to contact us if you are searching for items from a particular culture or tribe.
12" wide x 20" long
ex: Morningstar Gallery, Santa Fe; Private Collection, purchased from Morningstar Gallery in 1987
12" wide x 24" long
Ex: Morningstar Gallery, Santa Fe; Private Collection, purchased from Morningstar Gallery in 1987
10 1/4" long
green, white, dark blue, light blue and red glass seed beads
excellent condition with very minor seed loss
ex: Mac Grimmer; Private Collection
beaded black-dyed moose hide
14 1/4" long x 8 7/8" at widest point of cuffs
native-tanned hide, twined thread, faceted metal and glass seed beads, old cotton trade cloth (on the interior)
ex: Private Collection
excellent condition (previous use is apparent)
fine blue, white, green, and red glass seed beads on tanned buffalo hide. Old trade cloth around the rim of the moccasin tops.
circa 10 1/2" long
excellent condition with small area of bead loss
ex: Bruce Van Landingham; Private Collection