These earrings were handmade by Nellie Morning Owl-Decker (Spokane/Kainai Tribes). They feature a flower pattern using size 11 true cut and silver lined seed beads on cotton material with buckskin backing. They are made using the flat stitch style, available in BLUE or RED, and are part of a limited edition.
Each earring measures approximately 1.5" x 1.25"
About the Bitterroot Flower
Lewis and Clark are credited with the "discovery" of the bitterroot plant in the Montana valley. It was known as Spetlum to Native Americans and was an important part of their diet for generations. Spring migrations were timed to coincide with the blooming and harvesting of the bitterroot flower.
About the Artist
Nellie Morning Owl-Decker is a self taught bead artist who as been beading for the past 20 years. She says "My beadwork is inspired from old style designs I've created by reference of my family's previous artwork/beadwork. My family has a long history of artists who have made beadwork, paintings, war bonnets, pow wow dance outfits, traditional clothing, and drums. I love to bead and provide a very unique style. I am currently teaching my children all that I know so they are able to carry on this tradition; with hopes they create their own styles."