E0336: Beaded Belt
3:Personal Artifacts ➞ Clothing ➞ Accessory
beaded wording: "SAMKEEN" (the "S" is backwards)
fabric ➔ thread ➔ metal
122.5 cm L
12.5 cm W
0.5 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Description:Wide rectangular belt with a completely beaded band.