Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

child's beaded jacket
  • unknown Lakota maker
    Santee peoples
    Cree peoples
  • child's beaded jacket, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains or Minnesota, United States
  • buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 41 x 81.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 16 1/8 x 32 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7059
Label Text

The body of the small buckskin jacket is beaded with a floral looking design. There are leaf-like designs in a.) red, blue, and pink, b.) dark yellow, yellow, red and white, c.) dark yellow, green, and pink, d.) light blue, green, and yellow. There are flower-like designs in red and pink with white stems, and dark blue and pink with black stems. The back is decorated with similar leaf-like designs in a different and more widely spread configuration. There are green and red leaves with white outlines around the cuffs.

The jacket was rubbed with yellow pigment. It has no collar. There are buckskin ties for closure.