Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 14.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 11/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1952

The round pouch has short fringe at the seam and red cotton around the opening. The beaded decoration on side one is a band of diamonds around the edge in dark blue and orange. There is a green square in the center with an orange line, two small dark blue triangles, and two small orange triangles at the corners.
The beaded decoration on side two consists of green and yellow diamonds around the perimeter. There is a yellow and red striped cross in the center.