Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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strike-a-light bag
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • strike-a-light bag, late 1800s–1964
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, metal, horse hair, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 9.5 x 9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1453

The small square buckskin bag has a flap. The back is undecorated. The front is beaded with lane stitching in white, red, and green triangles. There are three white triangles on the flap. There are tinklers on the bottom edge and at either side of the flap. The tinklers on the left (facing the bag) have horse hair in them.