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beaded panel
  • Asia
  • beaded panel, 1929–1931
  • Where object was made: Asia
  • thread, wire-wrapped thread, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 26.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 3/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3519

The beaded panel is an oval with pointed ends. The center circle has a blue field, and the triangular forms at the end have a black panel with mirrored decoration.

The light blue circle has five sets of concentric circles within, in red, light grey, dark grey and light blue. There are three leaf-like designs between the four outer circles in yellow and orange.

The triangular panels are black with a light blue diamond in the center. The concentric circles in the diamond are red and black. The diamond is outlined with grey, light blue and red. The area outside of the diamond is filled with triangles and oblong shapes in red and dark grey. All od the shapes are outlined in black, and the field is metallic thread.

There is a male snap at one end on the reverse.