Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, leather, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 13 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1940

The small "U" shaped pouch has lane-stitched decoration. The center design is a rounded square with dark blue and white quadrants. The diamonds are made of dark blue and white triangles at each corner. The "U" shaped edge has a line of dark blue and white squares.

One side has a leather patch sewn on from the inside. The other side has a buckskin patch sewn in, and a tear sewn shut.