Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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child's beaded jacket
  • unknown Plains maker
  • child's beaded jacket, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 41 x 81.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 16 1/8 x 32 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7060

The small buckskin jacket has fringe around the bottom and along the salior-style collar. It was rubbed with green and yellow pigment.

The band of lane-stitched beading is blue with small yellow triangles along the edge of the collar. There are red crosses and stars in dark blue and white or red and white next to the blue band. There is a red band along the opening, at the bottom, and the cuffs with small chevrons in blue and dark blue.

There are white beads on select fringes at the front of the collar. There are buckskin ties for closure that are decorated with yellow beads.