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I was surprised to find a little, fully contoured pouch among the items pictured in Richard Green's collection, and was even more surprised to find it attributed to the Kiowa
10] More detail on production dates follows, in the report of a survey of fully contoured beaded items, below.
What Items Were Beaded with Full Contoured Backgrounds
Certainly, items which were large enough to have the vast background necessary for full contoured fill-in were those which could have this technique applied: flat women's bags, babyboard tops, and belt pouches were probably the most common candidates for this treatment.
Some years ago I took a survey of fully contoured beaded items, limiting the survey to items produced by people of the Plateau.
Considering only flat beaded women's bags, not other fully contoured beaded items, these can be roughly dated by their shape.