Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded belt
  • North or Central America
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1950
  • buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 100.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 9/16 x 1 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1785

The beaded strip was made using peyote (or gourd) stitch. It has a short loop of buckskin at one end with two D-rings for a fastener. The decoration consists of squares of solid color with a diamond outline in each square. The loose end has a block of diagonal lines and the very end is a solid translucent orange triangle. The squares are in dark blue, red, black, yellow, green, light green, medium blue, white, and orange.