Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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shell hatband
  • United States
  • shell hatband, late 1800s–1911
  • Where object was made: United States
  • snail shell
  • Object Length: 33.5 cm
    Object Length: 13 3/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1715
Label Text

The single strand of white snail shells is meant to sit on the brim of a hat. There is a single large shell at one point, and a cluster of three small shells opposite to that.