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: 15.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1969

The rounded pouch has buckskin fringe around the outer edge and blue cotton trim around the opening.

The beaded decoration on side one consists of a light blue square with a yellow rectangle inside, outlined in dark blue and yellow. There is a band of green and yellow around the perimeter.

The beaded decoration on side two is a cross in the center that is primarily green with light blue ends, a red center, and white and dark blue accents. There is a thin red and light blue line around the perimeter. The cross is off-center.