Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded drawstring pouch
  • United States
  • beaded drawstring pouch, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 23.5 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2045

The rectangular leather pouch has a drawstring closure and fringe at the bottom edge. The eaded panel covers the bottom half of the front. The field is white. There is a medallion with a yellow center, red squares, yellow squares and dark blue lines. There is a dark blue triangle on either side in the space outside of the medallion. There is a red band with white crosses and dark blue centers at the top of the panel. The side seams and opening of the bag are edges with red and white beads. The back is undecorated.