Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of buckskin bracelets
  • unknown Hopi maker
  • pair of buckskin bracelets, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • buckskin, shell, seeds
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 32.5 x 10.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 12 13/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b) 31 x 9 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b) 12 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7115.03.a,b

The pair of light brown buckskin bracelets or arm bands has short fringe along the bottom edge. There are three rows of round seeds in light brown and brown over the top half of the buckskin panel. The bottom half, including the fringe, is covered with a row of brown and white spiral shell fringe. There is a buckskin tie for closure at the end.