Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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seal fur pocket
  • North or Central America
  • seal fur pocket, late 1800s–1962
  • seal fur, wool, cotton, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 26.5 x 14 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 3/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Westminster Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2011

The pocket is made from wool and seal fur. The visible portion of the back panel is red wool with leaf-like shapes outlined in yellow, dark green, and white. The top of the pocket has a triangular trim of red wool, and the remainder of the pocket front is seal fur. It has black cotton cloth edging with white beads. The back is an undecorated dark blue wool with black cotton edging.