Steven and William Ladd, ‘Antique Cuff’, 2006, Mingei International Museum

This cuff was commissioned by a collector who has continued to support our work for nearly a decade. It is made with 19th century antique metal beads, green 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, possibly, in rust and navy are bordered by a light gold colored border.

Cuff dimensions: 7 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/4 inches.

Image rights: © Steven and William Ladd, All rights Reserved, 2015

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

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