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, pigment, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 20.5 x 17 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 1/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Sister Mary Hubert, St. Mary's College
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1961

The round buckskin pouch has fringe at the outer edge. There is orange pigment on the buckskin. There is a drawstring closure. The buckskin is folded over at the opening.

The beaded decoration on side one consists of a band of white beading around the perimeter with red and blue lines. There is a red cross in the center with white and dark blue. Green leaves are on either side of the cross.

The beaded decoration on side two consists of a red cross with a green and white center and dark blue triangles at the ends. There is a band of white around the perimeter with "H" shapes in green, yellow, and blue, outlined in dark blue.