Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bandolier or sash
  • United States
  • bandolier or sash, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool, synthetic cloth, ribbon, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 66 x 10.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 26 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0464

These two dark blue woolen panels are backed with red cloth and joined with a wide red grosgrain ribbon. The loose ends of panels have a red, dark blue, and yellow stripe. The panels are edged with white beads along most of the long sides except for the last few inches. Both panels are decorated with three large, round, multi-petaled flowers in orange and red, possibly poppies. These are joined with a light green stem with two leaves.

There are two navy blue panels with red and gold stripes and white beaded border. There are orange, yellow, and red flowers (identified as poppies) with green stems and leaves. A wide piece of red grosgrain ribbon connects the two panels.