Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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strike-a-light bag
  • United States
  • strike-a-light bag, late 1800s–1990
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, pigment, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 11.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1948

The small rectangular bag has a flap, buckskin colored yellow, and lane stitched beading. There is a semicircle on the flap in white and light blue. The body has a white field with a dark blue stepped triangle and a light blue triangle inside. There is a small undecorated panel where the flap ties closed. The back has a band of white with small dark blue squares (in groups of three) on either side and a band of red and yellow across the bottom. There are remnants of buckskin fringe at the bottom.