Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • Northern Cheyenne peoples
  • beaded pouch, circa 1900
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, silk, cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 8 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width: 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1956
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The small U shaped buckskin pouch has a flap with green silk edging. There is cotton edging on the remainder of the pouch. There is a long cotton ribbon loop at the top. The flap has an upside down V shaped decoration in yellow and dark blue, outlined in white with three blue and yellow triangles at the top and bottom. The front panel has C shaped decorations (in green, yellow, and medium blue) on either side of a red and white diamond. The back has a leaf-like design in yellow, outlined with dark blue and white. There are three small triangles above it in red and dark blue stripes or yellow and dark blue stripes.