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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 13.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 5/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1946

The rounded leather pouch has a flap, a buckskin tie and loop, and beaded decoration on the front and flap. The beaded decoration on the front has a red edge and white field. The primary design is a dark green triangle with a light blue rectangle inside. It is outlined with red, yellow, and green. There are three clusters of blocks of yellow and green at each side and bottom. The flap has two finger-like flaps that are mostly light blue with four small dark blue triangles, a green triangle, and two red triangles. The back is undecorated except a thin line each of green and white.