Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded belt
  • Plains peoples
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 63.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 25 x 1 3/8 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1778

The loom beaded strip is on black silk. The "Eye" from the hook and eye closure is present on one end. The beaded panel has a translucent yellow field and the repeating design is a black fleur-de-lis.