Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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possible bag
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • possible bag, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, metal, horse hair, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 57 x 37 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 7/16 x 14 9/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2312

The trapezoidal shaped buckskin bag has the longest side open and buckskin ties. The front and back are undecorated. The angled sides of the trapezoid are beaded and accented with tin cones and red horse hair tassels.

The beaded decoration is lane stitched. There are five color blocks (three white with two dark green rectangles, and two green with two red rectangles) are separated with lines of dark blue and yellow. The top flap is decorated with five color blocks (three white with one dark green rectangle and two green with one red rectangle) separated with dark blue and yellow lines. Tin cones and red horse hair tassels are only on one side of the beading.