Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded legging strips
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • pair of beaded legging strips, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: a) 80.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: a) 31 11/16 x 2 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 82 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 32 5/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1535.a,b

The pair of two long buckskin strips are decorated with lane stitched beading, formerly sewn to a pair of leggings. The white field has three dark blue squares on each end. There are five triangles separated by six red crosses with medium blue centers. The triangles have a yellow square outlined in red, a thick green band, and a thin brown band.