Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Beaded Buckskin Bags

Here's a final batch of smaller pouch bags using the moc toe design. The top bag has a few bells and bonepipe on the bottom and uses a greasy blue and yellow with greasy red bars in the middle. The front flap is also edge-beaded, a new technique I was learning from the Cash sisters in Tennessee. The hide is also different than the usual buckskin. The second bag uses a white buckskin in the same design but with two yellows, one greasy and the other opaque. The last bag is a special one using old time white beads handed down from a Comanche grandmother to her daughter. I could tell the beads were very old due to their irregular size and that certain white color hard to describe. Almost an ice-cream type of white, very solid and opaque.

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