Auth Native American Indian Cut Beaded Key Chain Leather Fringe Tavaepont Ute
Fantastic one of a kind key ring from my personal collection. Beaded in the late 70's or early 80's by Marie Taveapont (Now deceased). Marie was a Northern Ute. Native American Indian handbeaded key chain in beautiful tiny glass size 13 Czech cut beads in a myriad of colors. Has a unique design on each side of the center with a chevron design on each end. A colorful line design in the center. Gorgeous beadwork. The main beaded portion is 2 7/8″ long. The white leather is tightly braided from the bottom of the main portion to a smaller (1/2″ long) beaded portion encircling the leather. Long perfect intricately twisted white leather fringes continue to the bottom. The entire key ring measures 10 1/4″ long not counting the key ring. The colorful design is repeated all around the key ring. Complete with a key ring measuring 7/8″ in diameter. This stitch is called a peyote stitch and is used to bead anything that is barrel shaped. Marie was a premier beader. Beading with this tiny bead takes a great deal of time and skill.
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