Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded sash
  • United States
  • beaded sash, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 135 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 53 1/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0489

This long, narrow loom beaded strip has looped and beaded tassels at either end. It has diamond repeats in translucent dark blue and colorless stripes. Each diamond is flanked with chevrons in mostly gray, but with colorless centers and outlined with pink. The triangles between the repeats of the diamond and chevron designs have stripes of red and colorless beads.

There is a single round medium blue bead at the end of the beaded strip, and the proximal end of the tassel. There is a tassel of looped strands in colorless, gray, and pink beads.