Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded rosette
  • Ada Bosin
    active: United States
  • beaded rosette, 1964
  • Where object was made: Anadarko, Oklahoma, United States
  • cloth, synthetic buckskin, beading
  • Object Diameter: 14.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0533

The large beaded rosette is backed with dark blue-green cloth. A narrow strip of buckskin is sewn onto the backing to tie the rosette onto something.

The beaded design consists of a center circle of 12 black and red diamonds on an oblong white shape resembling a feather around a light blue starburst on red. The feathers lay over top of a band of light blue, medium blue, dark blue, and light blue. Then a band of dark blue triangles starts a thick band of zigzags from white, yellow, light orange, orange red, dark red, to a white border.