Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Country Unknown
  • pouch, late 1800s–2007
  • hide, leather, pigment, plant fiber, embossing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 46 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0313

The conical pouch is made of skin with short brown fur. The bottom of the pouch is leather and there is a band of leather around the bottom with a short fringe at the seam. The leather has two bands of decoration consisting of alternating dark and medium brown triangles and a top band of chevrons offset down the middle. There is a strip of leather up the bag to the top that is decorated with cross hatch marks. The slit opening is edged in leather. There is a band of braided dark leather and light plant fiber at the top of the pouch where the strap attaches. The strap consists of three braided leather straps joined at the other end at a leather button, through a loop at the bottom of the pouch.