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beaded strip
  • Plains peoples
  • beaded strip, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • wool, yarn, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 129 x 11.5 cm width does not include ribbons
    Object Length/Width: 50 3/4 x 4 1/2 in width does not include ribbons
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1185

This is a wide loom-beaded strip sewn to green wool fabric with a red binding, possibly a bandolier. There is a tuft of mixed green, red, and pink yarn where two separate loomed strips are joined. It has hexagons, zig zags, triangles, and diamonds in combinations of pink, yellow, white, red, green, blue, and dark blue on a field of colorless beads.