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beaded pouch
  • Potawatomi peoples
  • beaded pouch, circa 1935
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 21 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 1/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Floyd and Marguerite Schultz in memory of Frederick Schultz
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1744

The keyhole-shaped buckskin pouch has an additional circle sewn on to make a pocket. The beaded decoration on the circular part is a nine petal flower. Four black petals alternate with five dark yellow petals. The flower is outlined in light blue and purple. There are white and brown beads on the perimeter of the circle. The long portion of the keyhole has two lane stitched rows of red and blue triangles. The border is white and brown. There is dark brown and yellow beaded fringe opposite the circle.