Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded headband
  • United States
  • beaded headband, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 93 x 2 cm length includes ties
    Object Length/Width: 36 5/8 x 3/4 in length includes ties
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1775

The loom beaded strip has black leather tabs on either end and brown leather ties knotted at the tabs. The beaded panel has a red field with three repeats in the center of a light blue diamond, white border, and black outline. There is a repeat on either side of this cluster of three, a light blue, yellow, and black diamond, with a light blue outline connecting to a white rectangle on either side and a black point. Part of a light blue and white rectangle is visible at either end next to the leather tabs.