Collection: Fry

Item Number: Fry0174

Category: Beads

Region: Arctic

Tribe: Eskimo

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Glass trade beads on commercial string

Description: Trade beads have been imported into the Arctic since the earliest contact. These strands of beads, one primarily of blue, and the other of green, date to the last quarter of the 19th century or before. The blue string of trade beads was collected by artist and writer Claire Fejes in Point Hope, Alaska in the 1950s.

Dimensions: 12" and 13"


Claire Fejes, Fairbanks, Alaska


Lure of the Arctic, Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2007 - January 2008

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