The heavily beaded bag and belt were made in the early 20th century. The artist’s eye for colour and her technical skill clearly reveal her talent. A catch stitch or cover stitch produces "flat" beading like that illustrated here. A row of beads that has already been strung can be sewn onto a piece of fabric or animal skin using these broken stiches that go around the thread holding the beads together.
The McCord Museum of Canadian History

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