Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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set of two beaded decorations
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • set of two beaded decorations, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • buckskin, metal, feathers, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length: each 12 cm
    Object Length: each 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1797.01,2

These two decorations may be two fringes from a larger decoration. The short length of buckskin is wrapped in beads and mostly light blue with a thick band of white near the middle. It is flanked by thin bands of dark blue. There are two tin cones at the bottom edge with a tuft of red feathers in each.