Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded bag
  • unknown Ka’igwu (Kiowa) or Numunuu (Comanche) maker
  • beaded bag, circa 1900
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 26.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 3/8 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1949

The rectangular leather bag has a flap, a buckskin loop at the top, and fringe at the bottom. There are metal cones on the perimeter of the flap. The beaded decoration on the front consists of a medium blue field with a diamond shaped arrangement of red and white checkerboard around a dark blue diamond. The flap has lines of white and medium blue. The back is undecorated except for a band of red, medium blue, and dark blue alternating with white along the bottom edge.