Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded belt
  • unknown Flathead or Kutenai maker
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1917
  • Where object was made: Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, United States
  • leather, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 91 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 13/16 x 2 9/16 in
  • Gift of Margaret E. Sharp
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2058
Label Text

The wide leather belt has buckskin ties. It is beaded with a light blue-green field and white edging. There are three repeats of the same design: a red "X" with a dark blue center and tips, flanked by two green hearts with a dark blue outline.