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patchwork sash
  • Seminole peoples
  • patchwork sash, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southeastern United States
  • cloth, beads, coconut fiber, string, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 195.5 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 76 15/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0476

This cloth sash is decorated with a band of yellow diamonds, another of light blue diamonds, green triangles on one side, and dark orange triangles on the other. It is edged with a light natural color and is backed with dark orange. The triangular ends are decorated with a doll. Each doll has a coconut fiber bead head with an embroidered face. Each wears a black hat. One has a red bead necklace, and a dress in yellow, pink, white, and medium blue ruffles. The other wears a light blue bead necklace, and a dress with yellow, red, white, and green ruffles.