Gourd stitch tubes. Some very nice modern examples of this tubular style, traditionally used to cover fan, rattle and pipe handles, and the like. "Gourd" stitch (called peyote stitch by most non-native beaders) is, in the strict US and Canadian North American Native Church religious tradition, the secular version of true "peyote" stitch. The latter is sacred, slightly more complicated to do, and used only for religious objects.
Peyote Stitch Tutorial: how to start a flat odd count peyote stitch beadwork. http://www.sararmoniasara.com .____. http://www.beadsfriends.com Facebook ------°°°° http://www.facebook.com/BeadsFriends To contact me, send an email to email@example.com