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1880s NATIVE AMERICAN SIOUX INDIAN BEADED HIDE BLANKET STRIP ON BLANKET


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Tribal Affiliation: Sioux
Original Description:
Exceptionally Rare and stunningly beautiful, original, 1880’s Native American Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip affixed to its original, blue wool Trade Blanket. This fantastic, 19th century Sioux Beaded Hide Blanket Strip measures approx. 65" long and 4" wide. The original Wool Trade Blanket measures approx. 74” by 54”.
    The Blanket strip is made of Buffalo Hide and features four roundels and multicolored geometric devices on a whit...e ground. The Strip retains its original silk ribbon strips that drop from the center of each roundel. The decoration is executed using chalk white, red white heart, dark blue, greasy yellow and pea green colored beads.
    The original, blue wool Trade Blanket retains its original cloth binding which is wider on the top and bottom edge and thinner on the sides of the Blanket. It appears that the Blanket Strip is original to this Blanket and the Blanket and Strip are an important and wonderful Native American Artifact.
    Over the past 39+ years we have been lucky enough to handle two or three 19th century Bead Decorated Blanket Strips but have never encountered an example affixed to its original Trade Blanket and never an example as well preserved as the one offered here. This Blanket Strip is stunningly beautiful and worthy of a place at the center of even the most advanced, museum quality collection!!
    The Beaded Hide Blanket Strip and Wool Trade Blanket offered here are unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. They are NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Sioux Bead Decorated Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip crafted in the 3rd quarter of the 19th century and affixed to its original, late 19th century Wool Trade Blanket. The Blanket Strip and Blanket come with our “no questions asked” return privilege and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. They are guaranteed to be deemed authentic, original and as described by any qualified third party authentication service.
    This rare and original, 1880’s Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Hide Blanket Strip is in very good condition. The buffalo hide itself is well preserved – intact, supple and sound. and sound. The beadwork is beautiful and exceptionally well preserved with only a handful of beads lost at the very top edge of the strip. The Blanket Strip retains the majority of the silk ribbon drops that hang from the center of the roundels – two of the roundels retain all three multi-color ribbon drops while the other two roundels retain 2 of the three original silk ribbon drops. All elements of the Strip are original and there has been no repairs or restorations. The blue Wool Trade Blanket is intact but does have six areas of moth damage as can be seen in the scans below. Otherwise the blanket is well preserved – the blue color is dark and well preserved while the cloth binding is faded. Although the Blanket does have some moth damage, it displays beautifully and overall this Blanket and Blanket Strip are breath taking!!
    An exceptionally rare and stunningly beautiful, original, 1880’s Native American Sioux Indian Bead Decorated Buffalo Hide Blanket Strip affixed to its original, blue wool Trade Blanket and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
    We are proud to offer this outstanding 19th century Sioux Blanket Strip and Trade Blanket, as always, without reserve and with the confidence that it will attract the serious attention that it justly deserves!!
    Be sure to check out this seller’s other auctions for other outstanding, 19th and early 20th century Native American Indian Artifacts which are also being offered for sale this week on eBay!! Overseas shipping is extra and cost will be quoted at bidders request. Massachusetts residents must add 6.25% sales tax. Please check out other early and interesting items offered by this seller on ebay. Click Here to See Our Items We Have for Sale in the eBay Gallery and Click Here to Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers List.

Important Notes about Shipping Charges: The amount quoted for Shipping & Handling is calculated by eBay and is equal to the EXACT amount charged by the Post Office plus a $1.00 "packing fee" - the $1.00 fee is our only compensation for the virgin packing materials we use on all of our professionally packaged boxes as well as our cost for the salaried help that does most of our packing - as I am sure you can see, we make NO profit on the Shipping charges and, in fact, our costs are usually greater than the $1.00 fee. Please contact us if there are any issues regarding the cost of shipping.ATTENTION FRIENDS!!!We are pleased to announce the start up of a second weekly auction by WALNUTTS-2.0!!! The next generation of NUTS have decided to take a crack at listing some of the hundreds of items that we have accumulated over the past 38 years.Click Here to See What WALNUTTS-2.0 is Offering in this week’s Ebay Auction!! Rest assured that WALNUTTS2 will be offering the same high standard of customer service and 100% unconditional satisfaction guarantee that you have found here in our weekly auctions. The "young'uns" will be starting off slow as they learn the ropes but we ask that you support them as you have supported us over the past 20+ years!!
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