Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 16.5 x 12.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1966

The "U" shaped buckskin pouch has a drawstring closure. There is fringe along the seam all the way around, including the opening.

The beaded decoration on side one has a green leaf and two yellow leaves, outlined in white.

The beaded decoration on side two has an upside down heart shape in blue-green and colorless beads, with "1899" inside in dark blue, yellow, red, black.