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beaded panel with horse hair tassels
  • United States
  • beaded panel with horse hair tassels, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, horse hair, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 41 x 7.5 cm width does not include tassles
    Object Length/Width: 16 1/8 x 2 15/16 in width does not include tassles
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1776

The beaded panel is stitched to a buckskin backing. It has paired tin cones with horse hair tassels on the sides (seven pairs, one broken pair). There are five blocks of beaded design consisting of three translucent white blocks with two rectangles of dark blue in each. They alternate with two blocks of yellow and red stripes. The design blocks are separated by a band of red and light blue squares, flanked by dark blue. The tassels are attached at the edges of these bands.