Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded belt
  • unknown Apsáalooke (Crow) maker
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1929
  • Where object was made: Montana, United States?
  • leather, metal, paint, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 96.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 x 1 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2071

The leather belt has a metal buckle that has been painted black. The end of the belt is divided and each strip has metal brads/tacks on the back. The beaded decoration between the split and the buckle has a (now broken) band of light beads on the top and bottom of the belt. The design repeats three times: there is a green and brown square, flanked by a pink rectangle with a dark blue bar. There is a line of metal brads between each repeat.