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pair of beaded strips
  • United States
  • pair of beaded strips, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Length/Width: each 66 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 26 x 2 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1930.a,b

The pair of beaded buckskin strips was probably intended to be sewn on a pair of men's leggings. They have yellow pigment on the back and possibly on the front. They are lane stitched with a white field and four medium blue triangles with a thick yellow outline. There is a thin red line down the outside of the strip, around each triangle, and across the bottom.