Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 13.5 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 5/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift from the estate of Gertrude W. Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1967
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Description

The "U" shaped pouch has a drawstring closure. It has colorless beads in loops around the opening and perimeter of each side. There are diamonds of colorless beads on the gusset/panel.

The beaded decoration on side one consists of diamonds around the perimeter with black near the top and red near the bottom. The diamond in the center is made of concentric bands of squares in green, light blue, red, and black.

The beaded decoration on side two consists of pink diamonds around the perimeter, each with a dark line. The diamond in the center is made of concentric bands of squares in purple, colorless, pink, green, and light blue with a dark line.