This is simple a line of chain stitch that has been worked in a thicker than normal thread.
An 4 ply acrylic knitting yarn with a metallic thread through it.
Linen hand dyed
Procion dyes used on the fabric
The sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and all sections are stitched together in one long band sampler.
The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.
This section of the sampler was worked in January 2006.
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.
All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
Smithsonian.com/quilts has an artcle on plains tribes Native American quilts. Click on the photo of the tipi quilt to get to the gallery.