Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded pouch, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 13 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1962

The small "U" shaped buckskin pouch has green beading around the opening and light blue beading around the edge. There is white beaded fringe at the bottom. The beaded decoration is a dark blue six pointed star, outlined in white with a light blue circle in the center, a band of green and pink, and red and blue triangles in each point. There is a dark purple flower above and below, and pink and dark blue leaves on either side, and light blue flowers below the pink leaves. There is a buckskin loop at the top. The back is undecorated.