Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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baby bonnet
  • unknown Sioux maker
  • baby bonnet, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 20 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7041

The buckskin cap comes to a point on either side of the head with a short buckskin tie. It has lane stitched floral decoration. There are red, yellow, and dark blue flowers with green and colorless leaves and stems. There is a band of yellow and dark blue blocks along the back bottom edge and a seam around the top. There are beads of many different colors along the edges.