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beaded watch fob
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded watch fob, late 1800s–1913
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 19.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 5/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1756

The rectangle of beaded buckskin has undecorated split buckskin on one end and fringe on the other. The beaded panel has a white field and diagonal lines of red, white, and dark blue. One end has two rows of dark blue beads, the other has one row of red and one row of dark blue.