Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of leggings
  • United States
  • pair of leggings, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: each 90 x 41.5 cm width includes fringe
    Object Length/Width: each 35 3/8 x 16 5/16 in width includes fringe
  • Gift of Westminster Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1321.a,b

The pair of buckskin leggings has fringed buckskin and a panel of loomed beadwork near the side seam. The beading is a white field with seven repeats of the same design: three vertical dark blue stripes crossed by a pink stripe alternates with the same design of red vertical stripes with a yellow stripe. There is a small bit of fringe at the bottom of the loomed strips.