Presented is a rare vintage 1860’s Native American Indian Blackfoot beaded belt. The beads are hand made individually and placed in a geometric pattern. Using the long tubular beads (red, white, blue and black), they are patterned in a way that is both remarkable and intricate. The belt is also composed of deer hide and a metal fastener at the end. The belt originates out of Busby, Montana via an Administrator of the Blackfoot, Mickey Sellage.
The belt length itself measures 34.5″ (with buckle – 2.25″ width) with it placed in the display at total 14.75″ x 40″. There are some provenance notations on the display in black felt tip.
Blackfoot, also called Blackfeet, North American Indian tribe composed of three closely related bands, the Piegan (officially spelled Peigan in Canada), or Piikuni; the Blood, or Kainah (also spelled Kainai, or Akainiwa); and the Siksika, or Blackfoot proper (often referred to as the Northern Blackfoot). The three groups traditionally lived in what is now Alberta, Canada, and the U.S. state of Montana, and there they remain, with one reservation in Montana and three reserves (as they are called in Canada), one for each band, within Alberta. The Blackfoot in the United States are officially known as the Blackfeet Nation.
All displays are sold as is without warranty to the condition of the frame. This item is oversized/heavy and may incur a shipping surcharge.
Native American Indian Belt Blackfoot Hand Made Beaded Deer Skin Hide
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