Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded headband
  • unknown Maasai maker
  • beaded headband, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • beads, metal, cloth, leather, monofilament
  • Object Length/Diameter: 29 x 20 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 3/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0919

The metal ring is covered in cloth, with blue and red beads wrapped around it. A leather pendant in front has green, red, yellow, blue, white, and black beads sewn in an inverted "U" shape with monofilament.