Trade Bead Fashion Exchange


11 x 14” Oil on Clayboard Early trade during America’s western expansion was largely driven by luxury goods. Beaver pelts were plentiful to the Native Americans at that time, and they desired items which they did not have the resources or technology to produce. It set up a fashion exchange, an industry which is still alive and well in modern day: just check out the adornments found at fashion week! Strikingly framed in an antiqued gold shadowbox frame that reflects on the gem-like quality of the glass beads. Face of the frame is 1 1/2" wide and is 2" deep. Packaged well and insured.