Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded cuffs
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • pair of beaded cuffs, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, cloth, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: each 18 x 14.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2035.a,b

The pair of wide rawhide cuffs has cotton lining. The outside is covered in beaded buckskin that is lane-stitched. There are buckskin ties on the side.

The beaded field is white. There are red zigzags with dots in the spaces around the edges. The same design repeats twice per cuff and consists of a light blue diamond with a red outline. There is a green triangle above and below, each with small red triangles at the corners. There is a yellow rectangle outlined with red in each triangle.