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beaded belt
  • United States
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cotton, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 85.5 x 5 cm width at buckle
    Object Length/Width: 33 5/8 x 1 15/16 in width at buckle
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1779

The buckskin belt has a beaded panel and an oval metal buckle. The beaded panel is sewn on buckskin and backed with cloth. It has a field of thin stripes with a row of ovals with contrasting outline over the top. The ovals are in light green, black, green, red, yellow, translucent white, and light blue. The striped background is in blocks of: red/green, yellow/blue, pink/purple, yellow/green, yellow/red, and yellow/white.