Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded necklace with pendant
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded necklace with pendant, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 49 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Margaret E. Haggan, M.D.
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 4
  • 2007.1790

The necklace of three strands is periodically joined in small circles. The overall appearance is white, light blue, and brown stripes with light blue dots. The large beaded pendant is stitched to buckskin. It is an oblong octagon with a white field and light blue and brown bird, possibly an eagle. It has a light blue and brown border with white beaded looped fringe with brown on the very bottom.