Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded gauntlets (gloves)
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • pair of beaded gauntlets (gloves), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • buckskin, cotton, leather, beading
  • Object Length/Width: largest glove is 31.5 x 28 cm
    Object Length/Width: largest glove is 12 3/8 x 11 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1452.a,b

The buckskin gauntlets have a blue and white gingham cotton lining. The cuff is edged in white leather and there is fringe on the side seam. They have beaded decoration on the cuff and back of the hand.
The beaded decoration is a floral design with light green leaves (outlined in dark blue or light blue), and red flowers with light blue and dark blue accents.