This beautiful beaded bracelet by Birdie Real Bird is made using traditional Crow colors and designs. The blue represents the sky, yellow the east where the sun rises, and pink the first glow of the morning sun. Her work is featured in the Apsáalooke Women and Warriors exhibition making this bracelet not only jewelry but also a piece of art.
Size: 1" H, adjustable width
Material: Glass and brass beads, leather, hide ties
Handmade by Apsáalooke artisan, Birdie Real Bird
About Birdie Real Bird
Birdie Real Bird, or Basaanee Ahush/First Many Times, is an Apsáalooke beadworker and is known across Montana for her exquisite beading projects and dolls. Taught by her grandmother and beading artist elders in her tribe, Birdie uses correct Apsáalooke traditional designs and colors in her work. Her dolls are in many collections, including the Smithsonian Museum. Now retired, Real Bird devotes her time to beading, speaking at reservation schools about Apsáalooke culture, in addition to her work with numerous agencies across Montana. Real Bird was the recipient of Montana's Circle of American Masters in Visual and Traditional Arts 2014.