January 1st, 2015 Last Updated on: January 1st, 2015
Beaded VEST Native American Rose and Tepee design Apache Junction, Arizona
NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED VEST
This is a small to medium sized vest. It has a black wool trade cloth back and the back is also lined with black satiny fabric.
The measurements are: 20″ from one armpit seam to the other straight across the front, 17″ from top of shoulder seam to the front bottom of vest. 22″ circumference of each arm hole ( very roomy), 15 3/4″ from scooped back neck seam to back bottom. This vest is the work of 3 ladies, Debbie K, Chippewa did the rosettes at the bottom, Dee M., Papago & Azteca, did the rose and leaves., Osalita, Cherokee/Choctaw did the Tepee with a warm fire inside and smoke coming from the top, plus the ‘rope' design beading along the edges.
This type of beading is Apache Plains style, and the Plains Apache did make their homes in the form of a tepee. The rope style of beading on the edges is often seen in Apache beadwork.
This vest is about 8 years old, never worn, and the leather is a creamy colored and softly tanned sheep hide, and the tie closures at the front are brain tanned buckskin, also very soft yet durable. We ship worldwide.
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