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beaded headband
  • Potawatomi peoples
  • 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
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Description
Exhibitions

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.