Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded sash
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • beaded sash, early 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool yarn, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 149 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 58 11/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1546.03
Label Text

The sash has a large loom beaded panel. The beaded decoration has a white field with angular light blue flowers outlined in red, red stems, green leaves with yellow veins and red outline. The light blue eight pointed star with a red and green center and small yellow cross with green center are filler designs in the space around the flower design. The fringe is long macramé with rough textured red and green pompoms at the end of the macramé. Narrow beaded strips are attached, one to each pompom. The strips are a white field with red rectangle with a light blue line and small red and light blue crosses. The end of each beaded strip has a smooth pompom in red, dark red, and green.