Item Number: WC8803020
Category: Strip - Blanket Strip
Tribe: Plateau - Cayuse?
Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1880
Materials: Native tanned buffalo hide; multi-colored glass pony beads; red wool trade cloth; brass hawk bells; sinew sewn.
Description: Blanket strip consists of five rosettes and four panels. Geometric designs against a white bead background on the panels. Four directions or propeller motif in white beads against a pink background on the rosettes.
Dimensions: Length 68.5 inches 174 cm; Diameter of rosettes 6 inches 15.3 cm.
Photo of a Nez Perce women with this blanket strip in files.
Slickpoo family, Lapwai, Idaho
Duane Alderman, Pendleton, Oregon
Jerry VanderHowen, Yakima, Washington
Note: Duane Alderman states in an email, The Pony beaded strip I collected from the Slickpoo family at Lapwai, Idaho in the early 1980's. It was sewn on a 3rd phase navajo blanket but no one wanted the two together as the price was too dear. I separated the blanket from the strip and sold the blanket to Murray Arrowsmith and the beaded strip to Jerry VanderHowen of Yakima.
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 170
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