Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded turtle pin
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded turtle pin, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • felt, leather, metal, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 1.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9/16 x 1 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Margaret E. Haggan, M.D.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1734

The stuffed, beaded turtle has a white head with black eyes. The legs and tail are white with black details. The shell is red with pink spots around the perimeter. The beading is sewn onto the leather and the underside is purple felt. There is a safety pin through the felt.