Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded panels
  • United States
  • pair of beaded panels, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: each 25.5 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 10 1/16 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1939.a,b

The pair of beaded panels have the same decoration. The panels are rounded on the wider end and taper as if to be sewn onto a pair of gauntlets. They have a medium blue field, dark orange outline, and row of dark blue rectangles at the top and bottom. There is a light blue six pointed star with a dark blue outline and two horn-like projections toward the narrow end. There is a dark orange four petal flower-like shape and two green leaves between the star and flower, outlined in dark orange.