Blue Beaded Belt
Arts of the Americas
Pony beads, buckskin or deerskin, quills, seed beads
Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund
Prior to 1848, provenance not yet documented; by 1848, acquired by Nathan Sturges Jarvis; 1848, gift of Nathan Sturges Jarvis to the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; 1950, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Plain deerskin, double thickness woman’s belt with blue pony beads wrapped around both edges. Small black seed beads are used near the fringes. At one time the end fringes were wrapped with orange quills, now mostly disappeared.
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Sioux. Blue Beaded Belt, 1800-1848. Pony beads, buckskin or deerskin, quills, seed beads, 39 x 3 1/4 in. (99.1 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.50.67.29.jpg)
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