Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

beaded belt
  • unknown Haisndayin (Jicarilla Apache) maker
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1939
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • leather, cotton, metal, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 105.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 41 1/2 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2061

The leather belt has red (with small black circles) cotton lining and a metal buckle. It is a lane-stitched beaded strip with a white field. Concentric rectangles in a variety of color combinations (black, yellow, red, green, light blue, pink) alternate with diamonds in different combinations of the same colors. There is one stepped diamond at the buckle end in green, red and light blue.