Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded earrings
  • United States
  • pair of beaded earrings, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cardboard, beading
  • Object Length/Width: each 13 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 5 1/8 x 9/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1726.a,b

The top portion of this pair of earrings is constructed from a cardboard tube with beaded decoration covering it. It has long beaded fringe. The beaded portion has a white band with a red outline at the top and bottom and a medium blue field between them with red diamonds. The fringe is medium blue with red beads spaced at 1/3 intervals. There are no metal hooks present.