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beaded pocket
  • United States
  • beaded pocket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, animal skin?, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 29 x 22 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 3/8 x 8 5/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2044
Multimedia
Description

Buckskin panel that has two pockets, side by side. Red beading edges the entire panel. Each pocket has a scalloped light blue beaded border. Each has a brown skin band of triangles at the top.

The facing left pocket has beaded decoration consisting of brown tick at the bottom. There are three pairs of circles with brown stems, in red, red/white/green and red/light blue.

The facing right pocket has beaded decoration consisting of one light blue and brown duck with three brown ducklings. There is a brown cross with red, white and brown circles at the end of each arm and a red, white, and green fan shape above the lateral arms.

Above the pockets, the beaded decoration consists of two medium blue leaves in the center, outlined in pink and white. The facing right has a brown cross inside a clear and light blue flower with white outline. The facing left has a brown cross with blue and pink/orange flower, outlined in white.