Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Maasai maker
  • headband, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • beads, leather, metal, plant fiber, wire
  • Object Length/Diameter: 30 x 20 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0910

The metal circle is wrapped in light blue, green, red, black, yellow, and white beads. It has a leather pendant beaded in orange and white stripes bounded by white, black and red beads and a row of zipper teeth, with a white button at the top.