Ornament

About this object

History of use

Worn for personal decoration.

Physical description

Two near identical beadwork tassels with seed endings. Tied together at top with excess strands. Each is woven in a like manner: six strands in white, purple and orange beads are woven into a cylinder with geometric patterns (diamonds and x's) in black, yellow, green, and red. The six strands then re-emerge from the cylinder, each ending in two seeds. A seventh strand, in green, purple, and red, and also ending in two nutshells, descends from the top of the tassel, through the cylinder, and hangs between the other strands at the bottom.