A re-purposed piece of quill work most likely a central design panel from a Sioux soft cradle top. Represents the sunburst or feathered circle. There might have been narrow rows of parallel quill lines on either side and then a long cloth drape. The row of beaded edges is typical with these beaded tops. Panel 7" x 9". Fringe 11".
PERIOD: Mid 19th Century
ORIGIN: Great Plains - Sioux, Native American
SIZE: Panel 7" x 9". Fringe 11".