Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded headband
  • Louise Dean
  • beaded headband, late 1900s–1972
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 81 x 3.5 cm length includes ties
    Object Length/Width: 31 7/8 x 1 3/8 in length includes ties
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1770

The loom beaded strip has leather ties on either end. The beaded portion has a white field and two repeats of the same design. The pink, green, and translucent red diamond are outlined in white with four blocks of red making a larger diamond. There are two vertical rectangles of translucent red at two points on the larger overall diamond shape. There is a black triangle on either end with a white line, pointing toward the larger diamond.