Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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one of a set of two chest ornaments
  • United States
  • one of a set of two chest ornaments, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cord, wood beads, cloth, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 52 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3278.02

This is one of a set of two matching chest ornaments, made of white and light blue cords, knotted with beads at regular intervals. The white cords have dark brown beads and the blue cords have blue beads. The cords are held in place with six panels of blue embroidery. There are four narrow panels, including the ends, and two cross-like shaped panels embellished with smaller beads in blue and brown.