Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pocket with deer hoof
  • United States
  • pocket with deer hoof, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • deer skin, deer hoof, wool, cotton, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 15.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2024

The pocket is made from wool and deer skin. The visible portion of the back panel is dark green wool with a fleur-de-lis-like design in red and yellow beads. The front panel of the pocket is deer skin, with the dew claw hoof still intact. The back is cotton. There is black cotton edging with multi-colored beads.