Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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strike-a-light bag
  • United States
  • strike-a-light bag, late 1800s–1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 12.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1941

The trapezoidal beaded bag has a flap and a buckskin tie for closure. It has a white field with a red five petal flower with a green stem and leaves. The edge of the bag is decorated with green diamonds outlined with red. The flap has a white field with a band of red and medium blue triangles. The back has a white field with pink triangles along the edges (except the top) with a dark blue outline. There is a dark blue eight pointed star, outlined in red, with a medium blue diamond inside.