Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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set of dance aprons
  • United States
  • set of dance aprons, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool, ribbon, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 52 x 44 cm width at ribbon tabs
    Object Height/Width: 20 1/2 x 17 5/16 in width at ribbon tabs
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6670.01

The small rectangular square is made of dark blue wool with red, dark blue, and yellow stripes along the bottom edge. The sides are trimmed with red grosgrain ribbon. The top edge is turned under to form a channel for a tie and there is no ribbon edging at the sides.

The beaded design has three red flowers with yellow and orange detail. The light green stems go back to a teardrop shape at the bottom in red, yellow, orange, and white semicircles.