Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded pouch, circa 1900
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 19.5 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 5/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1968

The larger U shaped pouch, with fringe around the outside edge, has lane stitched beaded decoration.

On side one there are concentric U shapes in dark blue/green stripe, white, red, yellow, green, and dark blue going from the center to the outside. There is a band of red and white squares across the top.

On side two there is a band of green around the outer edge and a band of green and dark blue squares across the top. The interior is divided into alternating quadrants of yellow and dark blue, divided with a thick red line, with a small white square at the center.