Lot 88

Montana Crow Fully Beaded Horse Martingale 1950-

Estimate: $1,250 - $2,250

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$100,000 $5,000
This is an excellent fully beaded horse martingale from the Montana Crow Native American Indians dating to the mid-to-late-1900's. The piece features a heavy trade canvas, trade cloth, and red and blue stroud trade cloth construction with beadwork in a traditional geometric pattern. The beads are glass trade seed beads with colors of sky padre blue, Cheyenne pink white heart, medium blue, corn yellow, white, medium green, cobalt, and iridescent pearl. The piece has beadwork along the entire front panel with beadwork running down both panel sections and thick tanned hide leather ties at the top. The bottom edge has tail-like triangular drops at the end of both sash sections and trade bead accented fringe at the center. The trade beads include a wound glass cylindrical teal and pink with wound glass pony semi-transparent green, chrome or metal plated beads, chevron beads and wound glass pony semi-transparent red. Horse Martingales such as this from the Crow, Plateau and Plains Indian Tribes are scarce and display wonderfully, with this being a well preserved example with little to no bead loss and some nice vintage age. Measures overall 62"L with top strap by 20"W.
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