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Shroud Shroud

Shroud of beadwork, from the chest of a mummified person, consisting of a net of black barrel and green tubular beads with yellow ring beads, threaded with a bearded face, falcon collar with floral design, winged scarab pectoral and four sons of Horus: Ancient Egyptian, possibly from Ehnasya el-Medina, Sedment or Gurob, Middle Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, c.332-30 BC

Murli / pipes, gourd Murli / pipes, gourd

Murli or gourd pipes consisting of a double wooden pipe inserted into a gourd ornamented with a beadwork fringe: India, Rajasthan, Nagaur district, mid 20th century

Knife sheath Knife sheath

Knife sheath, of leather, faced with variegated beadwork, mainly pale blue in colour, and with loose tin cones: North America, USA, Northern Plains, probably Lakota (Sioux), mid - late 19th century

Tunic, woman's Tunic, woman's

Woman's long tunic of reindeer leather decorated with beadwork on shoulder and sleeves: North America, Plains, Riccaree (Black Pawnee), from the Upper Missouri River, 1859

Strap Strap

Strap of plaited brown thread decorated with inserted rows of white beads and with tags of quillwork and dyed horsehair, silver cones covering the junction: North America, Plains

Tunic Tunic

Man's tunic, of reindeer leather, decorated with broad bands of beadwork in geometric forms, with painted bars and circles, and with fringes of stoat skins tipped with red and blue feathers on sleeves: North America, USA, Plains, probably Sioux, mid - late 19th century

Dress Dress

Woman's dress, of elk-skin embroidered with beads and decorated with serge cloth, thong fringes, and tufts of hair: North America, USA, South Dakota, Blackfoot Reservation, Lakota Sioux, mid - to late 19th century

Cap, child's Cap, child's

Child's cap of cloth covered with white beadwork with geometric designs in coloured beads: North America, Plains, Sioux

Cradle Cradle

Cradle, of wood, covered with buckskin, decorated with beads, brass tacks, serge cloth and thong fringes: North America, USA or Canada, Blackfoot or Shoshoni or Plateau, mid 19th century

Shoe Shoe

Shoe of soft leather with top covered with coloured beadwork in geometric design: North America, Plains, Yautonnay, associated with Yellow Eagle

Shoe Shoe

Shoe of soft leather with top covered with coloured beadwork in geometric design: North America, Plains, Yautonnay, associated with Yellow Eagle

Moccasin Moccasin

Man's moccasin, one of a pair, of reindeer leather, with uppers covered with beadwork and stripes of dyed quillwork: North America, USA, Dakota, Sioux, mid - late 19th century

Moccasin Moccasin

Man's moccasin, one of a pair, of reindeer leather, with uppers covered with beadwork and stripes of dyed quillwork: North America, USA, Dakota, Sioux, mid - late 19th century

Moccasin, woman's Moccasin, woman's

Woman's moccasin, one of a pair, of buckskin embroidered entirely with beads and decorated with silk ribbon, wool tassels, and tin cones: North America, Canada, Alberta, Fort Macleod, Blood, late 19th century

Moccasin, woman's Moccasin, woman's

Woman's moccasin, one of a pair, of buckskin embroidered entirely with beads and decorated with silk ribbon, wool tassels, and tin cones: North America, Canada, Alberta, Fort Macleod, Blood, late 19th century

Bag Bag

Bag, with shoulder strap, finger woven in brown and yellow worsted (yarn), decorated with white beads, including a Thunderbird with three heads outlined on front, and a band of coloured quill work: North America, Canada, Great Lakes, Plains, Anishinaabe, 19th century

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