Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded necktie and collar
  • unknown Kainai (Blood) maker
  • beaded necktie and collar, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Alberta, Canada
  • cotton, metal, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: a 28.5 x 16 cm
    Object Length/Width: a 11 1/4 x 6 1/4 in
    Object Length/Width: b 33.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b 13 3/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2057.a,b

The beaded necktie (2007.2057.a) and collar (2007.2057.b) are both backed with cotton. Both have a white field and are edged with red and dark blue beads.

The necktie has a dark blue stem cluster at the bottom with two small light blue flowers, three green/red leaves, a red flower and white/dark blue flower. There is a light blue butterfly-like flower and green and orange leaves, then a green stem with clusters of small orange flowers. There is a red star with a dark blue outline in the knot shape.

The collar has a red and blue-green flower in the center with a dark blue vine-like stem going to either side with a mirrored image consisting of two small grey leaves, a red flower, a red/grey leaf, three green leaves, and a red flower.