You gotta love'em. They were the most creative and over the top artists/crafters. The women in the day had a lot of time on there hands. No idle hands.
The crafts and the art that came from that time period, are my favorite to collect. Bead work, Hair art, feather art, pine cone work. Whatever was available was used, nothing wasted. Crazy quilts is another amazing art form. Wow!! I'm luck to find these treasures. But, it gets harder and harder.
Some day I'd like to try my hand at beaded flowers.