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, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 14.5 x 10 cm length does not include handle
    Object Length/Width: 5 11/16 x 3 7/8 in length does not include handle
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1964

The small U shaped pouch has buckskin fringe along the bottom and part of the side seams. The handle is a thin strip of loom beaded black beads. The lane stitched beaded decoration on the front has a light blue field with pink around the perimeter with light blue diamonds. There are clusters of three pink blocks around a white block that are spaced regularly in the light blue field. The back is undecorated.