Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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medicine bag
  • unknown Cheyenne maker
  • medicine bag, late 1800s–1957
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 7.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 2 15/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of the Kansas City Museum by exchange
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1419

The small, rectangular pouch has a flap closure on one end. The front is lane stitched in two wide stripes of dark green separated by a center stripe of white and yellow triangles. The edges are beaded in white with a block of red in the center and a thin band of blue on either side.