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Apache Bead Loom

Beading Loom
late 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Wooden loom with a roller at one end and pegs at the other. With two notched stretchers at either end over which threads are stretched and beads are threaded. Sample of glass beadwork on the loom in a floral design in yellow, rust, ochre, pink, red, pale and dark blues, and pale and dark greens. Patent number 8195.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Wood and glass beadwork
Brief description
Wooden beading loom 'Apache Bead Loom', possibly made in North America or Great Britain, late 19th century
Physical description
Wooden loom with a roller at one end and pegs at the other. With two notched stretchers at either end over which threads are stretched and beads are threaded. Sample of glass beadwork on the loom in a floral design in yellow, rust, ochre, pink, red, pale and dark blues, and pale and dark greens. Patent number 8195.
Dimensions
  • Width: 23cm
  • Length: 38cm
  • Height: 8cm
  • Beadwork sample length: 4cm
  • Beadwork sample width: 6cm
Marks and inscriptions
'APACHE BEAD LOOM / PATENT 8195' (Stamped on underside)
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
T.408-1998

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Record createdMay 31, 2007
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