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pocket with deer hooves
  • United States
  • pocket with deer hooves, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • deer skin, deer hoof, buckskin, wool, cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 29 x 23 cm
    Object Length/Width: 11 3/8 x 9 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2007

The rectangular pocket has a buckskin back, and deer hide front. The pocket front is made of the hide from the feet with the dew claw hooves still attached. The area above the pocket opening has a red wool field, with black cotton edging, and a line of white beads. There are two white and pink flower-like outlines on the back panel. The front panel has a white and red zig zag on a red wool field. There is buckskin fringe around the pocket and a buckskin loop at the top. The edges around the black cotton are trimmed with yellow beads.