Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bag
  • United States
  • pipe bag, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 64.5 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 25 3/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1385

The buckskin pipe bag has a beaded panel. The open end of the bag has deep scallops outlined in light blue beads and tipped with dark green. The beaded panel at the other end is on cotton fabric. It has a field of light blue, a red flower with an orange center, and colorless beads making some petals. There are four green leaves and dark blue curlicues. Buckskin fringe hangs from the seamed end.