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
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 87.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 34 7/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0527
Description

The narrow buckskin sash has a buckskin tie at one end. The other end has two holes which probably had a tie at one time. It is decorated with lane stitched beading.

It has a white field and light blue rectangles with wide red outlines alternate with a yellow square, with two smaller medium blue squares within it. The yellow square is flanked by rows of dark blue and red. The belt is edged with light blue at the white segments and white and red blocks at the yellow segments.