Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded belt
  • Shoshone peoples
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 85 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 33 7/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2063
Description

The unbleached cotton belt is padded with an unknown material and decorated with a loom beaded strip. It has two hook and eye closures. The beaded strip has a white field with three repeats of a diamond, flanked by two chevrons, in red, grey and light blue. There are two repeats of a red diamond with a pink outline, in a medium blue rectangle with a triangular notch out of each end, outlined in dark blue. It is flanked with a medium blue "V" and triangle, outlined in dark blue.