Steven and William Ladd, ‘Antique Cuff’, 2008, Mingei International Museum

This cuff was made for William’s wife Donna for their wedding in Los Angeles. It is made with 19th century antique metal beads, thread, and a contemporary tubular silver clasp. It is constructed with peyote stitch with beaded carriers on either end connecting to the clasp. Rectangular motifs in silver and yellow are bordered by
blue on a background of speckled silver and brass.

Cuff dimensions: 6 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 inches.

Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.

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