Ornamental designs are based on elements of their beliefs and symbols of their culture
Ornamental designs are based on elements of their beliefs and symbols of their culture
Multi-coloured rainbow (scallops), cloud (semi-circles), creator and bird images were painted with sticks on these boots.Native tanned deerskin upper, rawhide sole, sinew, pigmentsWestern Apache, circa 1880-1889P85.119
Multi-coloured rainbow (scallops), cloud (semi-circles), creator and bird images were painted with sticks on these boots.
Native tanned deerskin upper, rawhide sole, sinew, pigments
Western Apache, circa 1880-1889
P85.119

Apache

Ornamentation

Ornamental designs are based on elements of their beliefs and symbols of their culture:

Beaded ornamentation was probably learned from the Plains tribes with which the Apache came into frequent contact.

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