Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fringed Sash by Tom Condé

This short fringed sash, or strap gets it’s bead design from a pair of Great Lakes garter drops collected around 1780. The small yarns are typical of nearly all weaving from the 18th and early 19th centuries, with the yarn and beads often being even smaller than used in this piece. Especially in items thought to be later in the over-all period. The heavily beaded fringes are seen quite often and add a lot of style to these pieces. This sash has over 2000 beads woven into the body and another 1200 on the fringes.

Copy by Tom Condé. Photographed at the 2010 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

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