Native American Garter
Native American Garter
Native American Garter


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Native American ➔ Native American Garter

Identifier:
1999.81.1
Description:
This Native American garter features white, red, and blue glass seed beads on yarn thread. The beads create the image of three underwater panthers, one of the most powerful spiritual beings in Anishinabe culture. It was heddle woven in the Western Great Lakes region. 

Garters such as this would have likely been worn below the knee to hold up the wearer's leggings. 
Date:
1825 – 1875
Materials:
Glass Seed Beads
Dimensions:
2 1/4" h 1" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Purchased with Funds from Meijer, and Richard and Deborah Pohrt, Jr.
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Anishinabek: The People of this Place ()
Maker/Donor
Richard Pohrt, Jr.