Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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drawstring pouch
  • United States
  • drawstring pouch, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
  • leather, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1921

The leather pouch is made from five panels sewn into a tulip-like shape. The edges of each panel are lane stitched with white beads with red and dark blue triangle outlines. The edges of the triangular flaps at the top are beaded in white. The inside edges of the flaps are beaded with white, with a red square at the point, and a blue block midway down the white. There is a leather drawstring through two slits in each leather panel.