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
  • leather, buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 16 x 21 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Frank and Edna Green
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1965

The rectangular bag is open on the long side and has buckskin fringe at the seams. The undecorated back is leather. The beaded front is made of buckskin. There is a lane stitched band of green around the perimeter and two vertical green lines. The middle line has two red rectangles with metal beads. The facing left green line has three red diamonds, a blue diamond, and a yellow diamond arranged like leaves. Two dark blue diamonds are joined with a silver diamond on the facing right side. There is another silver colored metal diamond below, and then a red and yellow diamond appears to be part of an incomplete design.