Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sash with shells
  • United States
  • sash with shells, late 1800s–1957
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plant fiber, shells, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 61 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 24 x 3 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6895

The short sash has a fringe of green and light natural colored grass in large blocks with cowrie shells over the top. The ends of the sash are braided and left for ties.