Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 22 x 13.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 5/8 x 5 5/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1960

The long U shaped pouch has a flap with fringe at the outer edges and very short fringe at edge of the flap. There is a buckskin loop and tie and lane stitched decoration. The flap has a band of white at the bottom. There is a light blue and dark blue striped triangle and pink and green triangle outlines. The beaded decoration on the front panel has three pink crosses with a dark blue center and ends. There is a light blue band, red band, and a band of dark blue and white triangles around the perimeter. The buckskin is covered in yellow pigment. The back is undecorated.