the arrowhead bottle
The knife pictured in the painting "Bookcase-Northwest Passage" is pictured on this antique whiskey bottle. The scene on the front depicts where the knife came from. The reverse of the bottle represents a dream-the centuries while this knife was lost. I wonder who made it and how it was lost.
I made this bottle with circular Peyote stitch, traditionally used by Native Americans. Each bead is sewn together, one at a time around the bottle. This produces a form-fitting sleeve around the bottle. The stopper was made of Elk Horn by my husband Mike. I used 44 colors of size 15 Miyuki seed beads for this bottle.
Private Collection of the Artist