Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1923
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, silk, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 21 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 1/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roofe
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2005

The small buckskin pouch is lined with brown silk. It has pink and black beads on the edge. There are brown metallic beads just below as an interrupted line. The majority of the pouch below the drawstring closure is beaded. It has a black field and a brown metallic border with a "V" shape. There are pink curlicues below the "V" and a brown metallic crosshatch pattern above with small green diamonds with a red center. There is a band of green diamonds at the top of the panel. Both sides are beaded with the same design. The black looped beaded fringe at the bottom has a pink accent and is linked together.