Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded necklace
  • Potawatomi peoples
  • beaded necklace, circa 1935
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 45.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 7/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Floyd and Marguerite Schultz in memory of Frederick Schultz
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1789

The thin loom beaded strip is stitched together for a small length on the sides to form a necklace. It has a white field with the same decorations for each side of the necklace. From the top, there is a black "S" shape, a trapezoid in medium blue and red, a trapezoid in green and yellow, a trapezoid in medium blue and red, and a black "S" shape. The shared panel in front has two medium blue triangles and one yellow triangle and three white fringes each with a black open cross with a red center. Each fringe ends in a long dark yellow bead with a beaded tassel on the end in red and dark blue.