Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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possible bag
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • possible bag, late 1800s–1989
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, feathers, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 51 x 55 cm length includes large fringe
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/16 x 21 5/8 in length includes large fringe
  • Gift of Alfred F. Gallup
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2016

The rectangular bag has the opening on the long side. It closes with three buckskin ties. It has fringe at the side seams, and two larger fringes at each bottom corner. The beaded decoration consists of horizontal lines in mostly red, but interrupted by yellow flanked with dark blue, so there appear to be three columns of red. Green feathers are stitched at each line between the "columns" of red and pink feathers at the ends of each line.