Pre-WW II, Macedonean Village Bead Work Crochet Snake Whip used as part of a line dance or as an engagement present from a girl to her fiance.
This beautiful “reptile” is exceptionally long, 44 inches (111.8 centimeters). It features a line of oval bead medallions down its length against a blue bead background with a yellow bead strip along its belly. It has a long 6 inch (15.2 centimeters) golden bead tail. The mouths is open.
It has a beaded crochet security strap from the mouth that can be worn around the wrist when the snake was held by the head during a line dance.
This rare example of Crochet Bead Work is in excellent shape and original condition with no signs of repair. Again it is exceptionally long.