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Newman Collection - Jewelry


Necklace, loomed beaded, AnishinabeNecklace, Loomed Beaded, Anishinabe

Gold and blue beaded Anishinabe necklace, probably heddle loomed.  The bad divides into two tabs at both ends of the necklace, which is turned back on itself to form the loop.  Multiples of loomed necklaces such as these were woven in the first third of the 20th century as part of Anishinabe women's dress for dance or ceremonial occasions.  These necklaces are made very similarly to the pendants in 19th c. Great Lakes hair binders made by Ho-Chunk and others.  These necklaces may be directly descended from such, putting familiar forms to new uses.

Hair TieHair Tie, Anishinabe, one of a pair

Loomed hair tie, with two pendant tabs, probably heddle loomed.

 

 

Necklace, Loomed Beaded, AnishinabeNecklace, Loomed Beaded, Anishinabe

Gold and blue beaded Anishinbe necklace, probably heddle loomed.  The band divides into two tabs at both ends of the necklace, which is turned back on itself to form the loop.  Multiples of loomed necklaces such as these were worn in the first third of the 20th century as part of Anishinabe women's dress for dance or ceremonial occasions.  These necklaces are ma de very similarly to the pendants in 19th century Great Lakes hair binders made by Ho-Chunk and others.  These necklaces may be directly descended from such, putting familiar forms to new use. 

Hair OrnamentHair Ornament, Beaded Deer Hide Strap

 

 

Necklace, Great Lakes 2Necklace, Great Lakes

Similar length to other Great Lakes necklace.  However, this one joins at ends.  Design is of a rose-like flower with foliage on a white background.  Very similar to belt depicted in photographs of Lyford's Ojibwa Crafts (pl. 64).  Caption indicates the belt and headband are "old time costume"-- the fact that the two "match" suggests that the form may be old style, but the design is probably 20th century, since the concept of matching items is a fairly modern one.  Book was published in 1943. 


 

 Necklace, Great Lakes 1

 

 

 

 

Arm Bands, Lakota, lazy stitchArm Bands, Lakota, lazy stitch

Lakota beaded armbands in lazy stitch, also known as lane stitch, on brain tanned buckskin.  Slightly worn.  Fine example of Lakota simple tipi and cross design elements.  Sinew sewn, nice and firm beadwork.  Remnants of ties.  

Necklace, Loomed Great LakesNecklace, Loomed Great Lakes

Very long singled band of loomed beadwork -- unclear of how it could have been loomed.  Possibly heddle loom construction.

 

 

 

Necklace, Anishinabe Medallion on loomed necklaceNecklace, Anishinabe Medallion on Loomed Necklace

Medallion on thin loom beaded necklace, possibly intended as a purse or holder for a small item.  Anishinabe floral style beadwork.  Made for trade to non-Indians.Necklace, Anishinabe Medallion on loomed necklace

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace, Unidentified SeedsNecklace, Unidentified Seeds and Red Beads

Necklace made of unidentified seeds, spaced with small red beads.

 

 

 

 

 

Necklace, Plum PitNecklace, Plum Pit

Plum pit necklace.  31" necklace of highly polished plum pits.

Necklace with pouch--rose and white straps

 Necklace with Pouch-- Rose and White Straps

Garter or Armband, Anishinabe or Potawatomi, loom woven

 Garter or Armband, Anishinabe or Potawatomi, loom woven

Very short loom woven beadwork armband, or possibly garter(average garters 26" and up), possibly child's. Ordinarily, the fringes on garters are much longer than these. White background with eight, eight-pointed stars, each point segment separated by the background color.  This design element has long been associated with Anishinabe woven beadwork, but it is also common with Potawatomi. Beads are opaque white, translucent yellow, dark blue, medium green, and sienna with some blue replaced with black beads. A few of the beads making up the border are red-white hearts. The ends of the strip are rolled up upon themselves and secured with the tying on of red wool fringe.

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