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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 18 x 17 cm
    Object Length/Width: 7 1/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2055

The round buckskin pouch has short fringe at the seam. The opening is edged with multi-colored beads. The decoration is lane stitched beading. The front is docorated with a row of white beads down the middle, with two dark blue triangles and red squares. The oblique lines of squares fill the space from the center to the seam. These lines are mostly dark blue, but there are some small dark blue squares with white outlines or white squares with dark blue outlines. The band of white at the top has small red squares, and extends partially down either side, with one dark blue triangle and red square per side. The other side has two bands of white beads with green, red and dark blue.