Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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belt ornament
  • Lorene Pokorea
  • belt ornament, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 22 x 13.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 5/8 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2056

The round buckskin panel has two fringes. The field is white as is the edging. There is a large red flower, a smaller dark blue flower, and green leaves. The fringes are white with a red bar in the middle and loopes of white and pink beads at the bottom. A buckskin loop on the back allowed the ornament to be slid onto something like a belt.