19th Century Beaded Rosette
This is a large rosette or medallion, possibly a tipi decoration. It is sinew sewn and if you examine the back, it is clear that the piece was made and used a long time ago. I removed it from a very worn early 20th C commercial leather fringed and beaded bag that it had been reused in. It is a very strong piece with the alternating circles of black and old gold quartered by the bands creating the four directions.
D. 7 ¼"