Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded strip
  • Plains peoples
  • beaded strip, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 69.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 27 3/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1781

The loom beaded strip on black thread has a dark blue field with a green border and orange beads on the edge. The repeating design is a bird with a triangle shape near its breast. There is a blue bird with a red and white triangle, or a yellow bird with a green and white triangle. There are red details on both colored birds. They are oriented away from the center of the strip. The black strings are left loose at the ends.