Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pouch full of pigment
  • unknown maker from the United States
  • pouch full of pigment, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 22 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 5/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2048

The small buckskin pouch has a large amount of "ruffle" because the ties are low. The beaded edge is medum blue, dark blue and yellow. The buckskin ties have large oval tabs at the end, which are beaded with green and dark blue around the edges. The inside of the "ruffle" is stained red, presumably from the pigment powder inside the pouch.