Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Maasai maker
  • cape, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Kenya or Tanzania
  • leather, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 101 x 116 cm
    Object Height/Width: 39 3/4 x 45 11/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.106

Light brown leather cape with beading. Vertical orange and blue beaded stripes near center. Two "W" shapes between. Top "W" is white with blocks of orange, light green, blue, and red. Bottom "W" has blue and orange at center, yellow, red, light blue, and white at sides. Small circle in red and blue/white.

"U" shape to either side of center design in blocks of white, light green, blue, orange, and red. Two "V" shapes inside each "U" shape. Top is blue and orange with red, yellow, and white detail. Bottom "V" is white with blue, and orange detail.