Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded fob
  • unknown maker from the United States
  • beaded fob, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 15 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 7/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1743

The keyhole shaped fob has beading sewn onto a buckskin backing. It has a white field with a green border. The circular portion has two crossed American flags with a small metal disc in the center. The long portion has chevrons in red, white and medium blue. There is a line of white and medium blue rectangles around the edge inside the green border. A small tab at the top has a snap closure.