Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pair of beaded cuffs
  • United States
  • pair of beaded cuffs, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cotton, pigment, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: each 22 x 29 cm
    Object Length/Width: each 8 5/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2040.a,b

The buckskin cuffs with pink pigment are lined with dark pink cotton with white flowers. There is long buckskin fringe on one side of each cuff. The wide edge is beaded in light blue with red and yellow oblique stripes.

The beaded decoration is the same on each cuff and consists of a red flower with a dark red outline and an orange center. There is a medium blue flower with a dark blue outline and yellow detail. The pink flower has a red outline and yellow and orange detail. They have two tone green leaves and a red bud.