Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded and fringed jacket
  • unknown Plains maker
  • beaded and fringed jacket, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 89 x 152 cm width from cuff to cuff
    Object Height/Width: 35 1/16 x 59 13/16 in width from cuff to cuff
  • Gift of Westminster Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7066

The buckskin jacket has loom beaded strips from the front to the back and over each shoulder with a white field and a floral looking design in red, blue, and green. There is buckskin fringe at the collarless neckline, the lateral edges of the beaded strips, the shoulder seams, the cuffs, down the center back, and the bottom of the jacket. There are buckskin ties at the front to close.