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
  • wool yarn, cotton thread, braiding, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 168 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 66 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1384

The loom beaded panel has long fringe on either end. The main beaded panel has a green field with flowers in dark blue and red, and leaves in black and red. White, yellow, and dark blue add detail. The fringe adjacent to the beaded panel is braided wool yarn in yellow, maroon, green, and dark blue. The fringe ends in a tassel of the same colors. Each tassel has a narrow loom beaded panel of diagonal lines attached that forms the end of the fringe. These panels are red and green, green and black, or white and green. Each strip ends in a yarn tassel.