small, pyramid-shaped structure with indentation near top; woven bands and round and tube-shaped beads in purples, greens and yellows overall

%C2%A9 Elaine Small

Volcano on Bead Mountain, late 20th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Waxed linen, beads; knottingexpand_more

Gift of Elaine Smallexpand_more  2003.225

Instead of porcupine quills or metal elements, spherical and tubular beads cover more than half the surface area of this basket. The artist strategically exposed woven components of the basket in yellow and purple linen thread, in coordination with the beaded design.

Elaine Small taught art privately and in a public high school. She lived in Kansas and Missouri throughout her very long life.

Details
Title
Volcano on Bead Mountain
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2003.225
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small, pyramid-shaped structure with indentation near top; woven bands and round and tube-shaped beads in purples, greens and yellows overall

© Elaine Small

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