Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded headband
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • beaded headband, early 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, wool yarn, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 119 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 46 7/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1544

The loom beaded headband has long tassel fringe. The fringes are red and green yarn. The portion closest to the beading is knotted and the remainder is left as a long tassel.

The beaded portion is a white field with five repeats of the same design: a blue flower with a yellow and black center, and green leaves with red veins. A row of three red diamonds, outlined in black, separates the flowers.