Plains beaded hatband with flags
A detailed Native American made hatband. The hatband is loom woven beadwork on cotton or something similar, glass beads including tiny whitehearts which were popular trade beads in North America. From the Plains area and features stylized American flags and comes together at the back in four connected fringes. Circa 1920s.
There is a separation between two of the fringes but that is not damage just a space usage decision. There is some bead loss in the band near the top of one flag and a few gaps in the weaving where a bead was skipped. Each fringe has loose threads that could be anchored but the fringes are not losing beads at present. It measures approximately 22″ inside circumference x 1 3/8″ wide. Fringe is about 3″ long.