Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of a set of beaded armbands
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • one of a set of beaded armbands, early 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool yarn, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 90 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 7/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1546.01

This is one of a matched set of armbands. The loom beaded armband has macramé and tasseled dark red and green fringe. 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.