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Native American Bead Work

Our collection of beadwork features authenticated Native American artists that we can provide verification of authenticity.

Native American Indian beadwork is a very popular item in anyone's collection. Intricately beaded pieces of clothing, moccasins, and ceremonial head dresses are striking, and make a nice addition to any Native American Indian collection.

Historic pieces of Native American Indian beadwork may be found in museums across the country. These exhibits include fabulous displays of early bead work with beads made from seeds, beans, nuts, shells, bones, teeth, rocks, quills, claws, pearls, turquoise, coral, silver, gold, and other natural items.

There are a number of Native American bead work traditions across the country, each style is unique in the beading design, style,color, and type of stitch used. Early bead-work used designs and colors that were greatly influenced by the tribal community as well as the color of beads that were available at the time. A variety of colors were available for designing by the 1800s.

Native American Indian beadwork artists use a variety of tiny glass beads in a many different colors, and they sometimes combine them with natural crystals and semi-precious gemstones. Native American jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, chokers, bracelets, purses, and beaded clothing items, such as moccasins or ghost shirts are very popular. Native American Indian beadwork is intricate and beautiful and can be displayed on your collectible wall to add to your home decor.

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