Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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strike-a-light bag
  • unknown maker from the United States
  • strike-a-light bag, circa 1900
  • Where object was made: United States
  • Buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 19.5 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 5/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1947

The rectangular bag has a flap. The bottom of the bag and the edge of the flap have a fringe of tin cones. The front panel is decorated with a solid field of medium blue beads. The flap is decorated with medium blue beads around the perimeter with a cross in the middle. The back is undecorated except for a band of medium blue beads at the bottom.