19th Century Pair Native American Beaded Sacred Medicine Balls - image 1 of 11

19th Century Pair Native American Beaded Sacred Medicine Balls

Circa 1850 – 1890, both sinew and hide sewn patch worked balls. Both appear to be made by the same maker. They have glass beads that are sewn with a geometric design with intersecting lines using multicolored beads, mostly opaque, the red ones translucent. They are showing lots of patina, pretty good condition. There are remnants of yellow paint, on each one. You can see it with a magnifying glass. This is a collection from the West Coast of British Columbia, from an old group of good Haida, Tlingit and Nuu-Chah-nulth pieces. These look like they are Sioux or Plains tribal group. I have seen reference that a similar ball was used for “coming of age”, or a game or possible cradle toy. Both are in good condition, mainly showing age. The larger one measures about 2 ½ x 2 ¼ inches, the smaller one 2 ¼ x 2 in.

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19-622
ITEM TYPE
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Westwillow Antiques

19th Century Pair Native American Beaded Sacred Medicine Balls

$1,200

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