Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fur pocket with handle
  • United States
  • fur pocket with handle, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • fur, felt, cloth, cotton, buckskin?, yarn, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 35.5 x 24 cm length includes handle
    Object Length/Width: 14 x 9 7/16 in length includes handle
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2043

The front panel of this pocket is animal fur. The inside is lined with brown cotton. The back is brown felt. The visible portion of the back panel may be buckskin. It is beaded with two dark blue and pink flowers, a light blue leaf, and a brown leaf and light green leaf. It is edged with brown corduroy and white beads. The loop/handle is twisted pink and green yarn.