Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bag with beaded flap
  • unknown Ka’igwu (Kiowa) maker
  • bag with beaded flap, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, paper, cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 16 x 13.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 5/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1970

The undecorated "U" shaped bag is made of buckskin, with a loop on the back, to be worn on a belt. The "U" shaped flap covering the front of the bag is made of thick cotton, backed with paper and fully beaded. It has a white field and a yellow flower with an orange outline and green center. There are two small red flowers with two-tone green leaves and stems. The edge is mostly white, but with blocks of red, green, and dark blue. There is a buckskin tie on the bag, probably tied to a now-missing buckskin tie on the flap.