Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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buckskin sash
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • buckskin sash, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • buckskin, metal, yarn, wool, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 112 x 6.5 cm length while doubled
    Object Length/Width: 44 1/8 x 2 1/2 in length while doubled
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2072

The long strip of buckskin has long fringe at either end. The sawtooth pattern of beading at the ends is green and white. There is a fringe of tin cones with tufts of red yarn on the diagonal element of the beaded design. There is a red wool border immediately above the buckskin fringe. Every other buckskin fringe has a tin cone at the top.