Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chatiks si Chaticks (Pawnee) maker
  • bandolier, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • brass, metal, cord, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length: 91 cm length while folded
    Object Length: 35 13/16 in length while folded
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2018
Label Text

The long strand of round brass beads (with two light blue beads) has a large tassel at either end. The tassels have cord wrapped around the top. There is a beaded area under the cord in spiraling lines of red, pink, light green and translucent yellow. The top portion of the tassel is also beaded, in the bands of dark blue diamonds outlined in red, and clear/translucent yellow diamonds in the space between. There is a single line of dark green beads at the top of the string portion of each tassel. One tassel has a single concho hanging on a strip of buckskin, possibly part of a fastening mechanism.

This is intended to be worn over the left shoulder for the straight dance.