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beaded pouch
  • United States
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 14.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift of Frank and Edna Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1973

The rectangular buckskin pouch has a drawstring closure and dark blue beading edges the opening. The ties have small buckskin tassels on the end, with yellow and dark blue beads. The bottom 1/3 is lane stitched with a yellow field on both sides. Side two has two staggered columns of triangles in green, white, and dark blue. Side two has a vertical diamond in red, white, dark blue, green and two stacked "flared" cross designs on each side in orange and dark blue. Long strands of beads in yellow with dark blue tips form the fringe along the bottom.
There is a large split on one side.