Decorative Art of the Plains Tribes

Fig. 45. Types of Designs on Moccasins. (Kroeber).

The Plains Indians have a well developed decorative art in which simple geometric designs are the elements of composition. This art is primarily the work of women. Clothing and other useful articles, made of skins, were rendered attractive by designs in beads and quills. Rawhide bags and parfleche were treated with a peculiar type of



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