Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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embroidered bag
  • United States
  • embroidered bag, late 1800s–1986
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cloth, embroidering, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 8 x 17 cm height without handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/8 x 6 11/16 in height without handle
  • Gift of Fifi White
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3820
Description

The round, light colored buckskin bag has a short buckskin handle. The bottom center of the bag is rigid, and lined with cloth on the interior. There is a band of translucent pink beads near the opening, around the rigid bottom panel and at the ends of the handle. The buckskin is embroidered with dark blue flowers with yellow centers, joined with a green vine, accented with yellow knots.