Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded belt
  • United States
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, faux leather, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 98.5 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 3/4 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0448

This is a loom beaded strip on a blue-green buckskin backing. The beaded strip has a red field, a zigzag of colorless beads with a dark red border, flanked by zigzags of white beads with a dark red border. Dark red dots in the red triangles are created around the zigzag. There are black synthetic leather tabs at either end of the beaded strip. There is no buckle or fastener.