Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded gauntlets (gloves)
  • unknown Dakelh (Carrier) or Siksika (Blackfoot) maker
  • pair of beaded gauntlets (gloves), late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: British Columbia, Canada
  • buckskin, cloth, beading
  • Object Length/Width: each 37.5 x 27 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 14 3/4 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2041.a,b
Label Text

The pair of buckskin gloves has a wide beaded cuff, lined in orange plaid cotton. There is buckskin fringe on the side of the beaded panel. There is spot-stitched beading on the cloth. The panel is the mirror image on both gloves. The field is white with a two tone pink flower and orange flower with a red outline in the top corners. There is a yellow butterfly with a black body and light blue and red details in front of light green stems and dark green leaves. There is a beaded design on the back of the hands consisting of a red four pointed star with blue lines radiating outward and orange circles with blue outlines at the ends.