Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded hair ornament
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • beaded hair ornament, circa 1935
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • cloth, silk, yarn, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 35.5 x 13 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Floyd and Marguerite Schultz in memory of Frederick Schultz
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1934

The rectangle of black cloth has two panels of beading on either end. Red silk ribbon edges one short end and green ribbon edges the other short end. There are two pairs of short black yarns on the red end. The beaded panel on each end is the same, with a green and black bar on the outermost ends of the overall piece. The remainder of the beaded rectangle is filled with small triangles in red, light blue, white, yellow, orange, black and dark blue. The back of the piece is red cloth with a small white leaf print.