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beaded panel
  • Plains peoples
  • beaded panel, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 27 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 5/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0485

This is a wide loom beaded strip with a narrow panel of buckskin at either end on the reverse.

It has a white field and two incomplete lozenge shapes, one at the top, one at bottom, with a white line through the middle. The colors are grading away from the line: yellow, light orange, orange, red, dark red, black. These lozenges are separated by an "X" with doubled legs, with a black line down the center, joining the tips of the lozenges. The colors grade away from the black: dark red, red, orange, light orange, yellow, white, light blue, medium blue, dark blue, black, dark red, red, orange, light orange, yellow, white.

There are six rows of slanted diamonds on either side. It has solid diamonds in light blue, medium blue, dark blue, and black and a horizontally striped diamond at the end in red and orange tones.