Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded headband
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • beaded headband, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • string, beading, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 57 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 22 7/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3356

The beaded strip has triangular ends and brown braided string at either point. There are two "U" shapes with the bottoms together at the middle, in white beads. The middles are filled with dark blue beads on one side and black with a few scattered blue beads on the other side. The pointed ends are edged with red beads.