Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded strip
  • Henry Karnosh
  • beaded strip, late 1800s–1960
  • Where object was made: Utah, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 85.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 33 5/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1541

The long strip of loom beading has warp threads that are tied in a knot at either end. It has a medium blue field with 3 1/2 repeats of a white notched rectangle with a dark blue, green, black, and yellow diamond in the notch at either end. Yellow dots run along the long sides on either side of the rectangle. An orange diamond with a band of dark blue, yellow and black, with four orange/white and four red/white triangles sits in the space between white rectangles.