Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded hair ornament
  • United States
  • beaded hair ornament, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 17.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 7/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1746

The beaded buckskin circle has a single beaded fringe that divides at the bottom. The circle is decorated in green and white stripes, radiating from the center. It is lane stitched. The fringe is cotton cloth wrapped in beads. There are pink bands with blocks of transparent yellow and thin bands of medium blue.