Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded sash
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • beaded sash, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • yarn, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 181 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 71 1/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1382

The loom beaded sash has fringed ends. The beaded panel is a field of white, and shows orange flowers, light blue flowers and leaves in light blue and green. Red, yellow and black beads provide definition. Two light blue and three yellow diamonds are at each end of the panel. The fringe attaches to the beaded panel with a braid of one strand of white beads, one strand of grey yarn, and one strand of red yarn braided together. The red and grey yarn continue as fringe.