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beaded man
  • Mamie Mitchell
    born: Mesquakie settlement, Iowa, United States ; died: United States
  • beaded man, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • glass beads, fur, buckskin, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 8 x 5 cm height does not include buckskin
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in height does not include buckskin
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1731

The beaded figure is wearing a feather headdress in light blue, red, white, and dark blue. His face is white with black eyes and a red nose or mouth. He's wearing a yellow shirt, light blue belt, and dark blue pants. Tufts of fur stick out of the bottom of the pants. The figure hangs from a strand of pink buckskin.