Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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velvet bandolier
  • United States or Canada
  • velvet bandolier, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: North America
  • velvet, synthetic yarn, beading, plastic
  • Object Length/Width: 137 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 53 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0474

This is a purple velvet bandolier. The sliding beaded tube for a fastener has a light blue field, a sawtooth pattern in black, red, orange, yellow, and white with a band of slanted diamonds in the same colors below. The beaded tubes at each end of the bandolier each have the same decoration. There is a band of slanted diamonds in the middle, in red, black, red, orange, yellow, white, red. The band is flanked with a sawtooth pattern in white, yellow, orange, red, and black on a light blue field. It has long purple rayon fringe at the end.