Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wall hanging
  • North or Central America
  • wall hanging, late 1800s–1950
  • buckskin, bearskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 68 x 48.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 26 3/4 x 19 1/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1323

The irregular piece of buckskin has a small bearskin sewn on. The buckskin has a decorative edging of dark blue and light blue beads, which is scalloped on the edge near the bear's head. The buckskin is beaded in a floral pattern in white, red, light blue, and yellow and a green stem with three leaves near the bear's flanks and two primarily blue crown-like objects near the bear's head. There is a green four leaf clover at the tip, near the bear's nose.