Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded cuffs
  • United States
  • pair of beaded cuffs, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cotton, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: each 24 x 24 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 9 7/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Westminster Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2036.a,b

The pair of very wide buckskin cuffs has fringe on one side. The back is undecorated buckskin. The front is completely beaded with lane stitching. Both cuffs are the same design. The field is red with a translucent red border. There are two large green triangles with translucent red squares and smaller triangles at points with a band of small translucent red diamonds at the wider end of the cuffs. There is a band of small green diamonds across the middle of the cuff. The smaller end of the cuff has a large green triangle, with small green triangles and two green crosses. Within the green designs and at the edges of the translucent red designs there are metallic copper-colored beads.

There is blue fabric edging at the top.