Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded canvas panel
  • United States
  • beaded canvas panel, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • canvas, wool, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 38 x 30.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 15/16 x 12 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2042.01

This is one of two matching trapezoidal panels of canvas. The parallel sides are (or were) edged in dark blue wool, and the convergent sides are edged in red wool. The beadwork on both pieces is the same. There is a beaded border of light blue, with stepped yellow triangles, outlined in dark blue with a yellow and dark blue line in between.There are three beaded strips of light blue with stepped yellow diamonds and dark blue lines inside the border. These strips are evenly spaced, leaving canvas visible between them.