Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

woven sash with long fringe
  • United States
  • woven sash with long fringe, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool yarn, beads, dyeing, weaving, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: approximately 206 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: approximately 81 1/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0446
Description

The woven portion of the sash has a wide center field of stacked light green arrowhead-like designs separated by yellow diamonds and next to bright pink diamonds. The blue-green border on top and bottom has a red wave with white beads. There are long braided fringes on either end, with light green in the center, then yellow, bright pink, and blue-green. Each fringe has white beads decorating the length and has a short tuft of frayed yarn at the end, knotted with light blue-green. There is a light blue-green band at either end between the woven portion and the fringe has a long braid used as a tie.