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beaded buckskin strip
  • United States
  • beaded buckskin strip, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 100.5 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 9/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2068

The buckskin strip has white beads on the edge. The cluster of beaded decoration in the center consists of a dark yellow and black four pointed star, a white and shiny black four pointed star, two vertical bands of red and white stripes, and one vertical band of yellow and shiny black stripes. One end of the strip has a white band with an irregular red shape and a red and white shape with two black points. The other end has a light blue star and a medium blue heart, each outlined in white. These two designs are on a separate piece of buckskin that is stitched to the buckskin strip.