Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded headband
  • unknown Ojibwe (Ojibwa) maker
  • beaded headband, late 1800s–1993
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 82.5 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 32 1/2 x 1 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1783

The loom beaded strip has buckskin ties at either end. The beaded panel is in blocks of dark blue, green, medium blue, light blue, and dark orange. Each block has a grey diamond with a cross inside. Most of the crosses are white but some are grey or dark orange.