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, intestine, cotton, wool, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 37 x 9.5 cm length includes loop
    Object Length/Width: 14 9/16 x 3 3/4 in length includes loop
  • Gift of Westminster Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2006

The long narrow panel of seal fur has a pocket occupying the bottom 2/3. It has cotton edging with red beads. There are two leaves for decoration that have green wool fields, outlined in white/yellow-orange or yellow/yellow-orange beads. There is a light brown wool triangle fringe at the pocket edge and it is used for a hanging loop at the top. The back is intestine, possibly seal intestine.