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seal fur pocket
  • United States
  • seal fur pocket, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: United States
  • seal fur, wool, cotton, cardboard, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 25.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/16 x 6 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2012

The pocket is made from wool and seal fur. Red wool covers the visible portion of the back panel, which is made of cardboard. There is a light blue and orange beaded flower design in the center flanked by light blue and dark blue leaf designs with multi-colored stems. The pocket front is seal fur, with an orange wool triangular trim at the top edge, and a black and yellow four petal flower outline in the center. It has black cotton edging with clear beads.

Pink cotton covers the back. There is an unbleached cotton loop at the top.