Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded hatband
  • unknown Newe (Shoshone) maker
  • beaded hatband, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • elastic, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 35 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1839

The loom beaded strip has the ends sewn together to form a loop. It has a grey field with a floral design with green stems between the blooms. White morning glory-like flowers are outlined in red and medium blue and the six-petaled flowers have a red center, outlined in dark brown. There is beaded fringe at the seam in bands of grey, red, green, and yellow. There is a strip of elastic on part of the inside.