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#1 Oct-07-2010 11:09:pm

sschkaak
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Authentic Lenape Beadwork

The following beadwork is the handiwork of Nora Thompson Dean ("Touching Leaves") and her daughter, G. Louise Dean ("Blooms Everywhere"), of TOUCHING LEAVES INDIAN CRAFTS, Dewey, Oklahoma, and was produced during the early 1980's.     

Two split necklaces, loom-woven on thread:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/005-1.jpg


Six beaded bands.  (The longer bands are headbands, the shorter ones are chokers.)  The top two are loom-woven on thread.  The middle two are loom-woven on yarn.  The bottom two are brick style, hand-woven on thread.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/008-1.jpg


Three pair of beaded bracelets.  Top:  loom-woven on thread.  Middle:  loom-woven on yarn.  Bottom:  brick style, hand-woven on thread.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/009-1.jpg


Snake necklace (left) and Mėsilikte necklace (right).

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/011-1.jpg


Delaware necktie (left) and wooden beaded Unami necklace (right).

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/012-1.jpg

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#2 Oct-08-2010 01:21:am

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

big_smile Thank you!


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#3 Oct-08-2010 04:47:am

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

They're really nice, thanks for posting.

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#4 Oct-08-2010 01:18:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

Very nice work!  Wanishi!

Sschkaak,
  On the 3 picture down, the bands with the "birds", do you know if there is a "Lenape specific" meaning behind them?  I have seen them, or similar versions of them, in other Lenape/Delaware work, some have said they represent the "thunders" and others have tied them to Christian beliefs, was wondering if you know of anything?

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#5 Oct-08-2010 02:13:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing, sschkaak.

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#6 Oct-08-2010 04:19:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

lenape wrote:

Very nice work!  Wanishi!

Sschkaak,
  On the 3 picture down, the bands with the "birds", do you know if there is a "Lenape specific" meaning behind them?  I have seen them, or similar versions of them, in other Lenape/Delaware work, some have said they represent the "thunders" and others have tied them to Christian beliefs, was wondering if you know of anything?

Thunderers.

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#7 Oct-08-2010 05:16:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

sschkaak wrote:

lenape wrote:

Very nice work!  Wanishi!

Sschkaak,
  On the 3 picture down, the bands with the "birds", do you know if there is a "Lenape specific" meaning behind them?  I have seen them, or similar versions of them, in other Lenape/Delaware work, some have said they represent the "thunders" and others have tied them to Christian beliefs, was wondering if you know of anything?

Thunderers.

thanks!

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#8 Oct-10-2010 01:50:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

Almost forgot "Shiki" the bear.  cool   Beaded loom-woven headband on thread and Unami necklace by Louise Dean ("Blooms-Everywhere").


http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/0082-1.jpg

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#9 Oct-11-2010 03:57:am

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

That is too cute!coolsmile

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#10 Oct-12-2010 11:29:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

Some more beadwork items:


Baby's moccasins from the Delaware Tribal Giftshop - 1994


http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/003-1.jpg


My personal Delaware moccasins from the Delaware Tribal Giftshop - 1994  {by Paula Pechonick}

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/0032.jpg

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#11 Oct-15-2010 02:56:am

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

nice lenhaxsena ray<

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#12 Oct-30-2011 06:37:am

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

nice work...........all of it..............

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#13 Nov-01-2011 10:01:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

i was gonna just say that the necjlaces that are loomed and go around , meet in the front nadh ang down are the same older style that is seen on pictures of western delawares, especially one in particular, the w. delawares mans name is enoch. he is sitting for a picture and he has a loomed necklace of the same style with two small mirrors attached to the front where it meets back together again<

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#14 Nov-01-2011 10:37:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

Yes.  I know that picture.  Enoch is certainly wearing a Delaware-style split necklace in that old photograph.  He was married twice--both times to Delaware women:  First, to Nancy Harry, and second, to Nellie Thomas Coffee.  One of his children, by his second wife, was Lillie White Horn, who was one of the last fluent speakers of Lenape.  However, Enoch was actually a Caddo.  This is Enoch Hoag, the last traditional Caddo Chief, from what I'm given to understand.  It's not surprising that James Howard thought he was a Delaware, by the way he was dressed!  As you know, the Caddo borrowed several clothing styles from the Delaware.

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#15 Nov-01-2011 11:09:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

ENOCH HOAG


http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o128/RayWhritenour/enoch-hoag-2-lg.jpg

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#16 Nov-01-2011 11:34:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

awww beat to the punch! i was looking for this jpeg for a minute and somehow it isnt in my laptop anymore ..sad  glad to see it posted up ! i got a few i wanted to host tonight as well while i cook spaghetti . gimmee a minute!

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#17 Oct-08-2013 02:44:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

All the Lenape Indian craftwork items in my collection--including those shown in this topic--have been donated to the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum, 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey, in whose sole possession and ownership they now rest.  This will allow the public a much greater opportunity to view these things, in person, at that institution, during its various exhibitions and among its collections.

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#18 Oct-30-2013 11:25:pm

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Re: Authentic Lenape Beadwork

Wow, looking at this post again, I'm at a loss for words, how beautiful all the items are. Thanks again for posting them.

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