Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded belt
  • North or Central America
  • beaded belt, late 1800s–1980
  • leather, buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 92.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 36 3/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2060

The wide leather belt has buckskin ties on both ends. The loom beaded strip has rows of metal brads above and below. The beaded strip has a white field. The repeating design is a small green diamond, outlined in yellow then red then white. The diamond is flanked by very thick red chevrons (pointed away from the diamond) outlined in white then black. The negative space between the repeats of this design is filled with stacked "V's" in orange, yellow, light blue and green.