Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded strip
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded strip, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: South Dakota, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 82 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 1/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1932

The buckskin strip is covered with lane stitched beading. It has a white field and five repeats of the following design: a dark blue right triangle abutting a green right triangle, forming a large triangle outlined in yellow and red. The large triangle has a small white rectangle near the base outlined with red and metal beads. The short ends have lines of red squares.