Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • unknown Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) or Wyandot (Huron) maker
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • velvet, cotton, silk, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 12.5 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 7/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1454

The small beaded pouch has two decorative flaps. There is red cotton edging over the seam, and green and white plaid silk edges the opening. The body is black velvet and the decoration is the same on both sides. The flap is edged with white beads and light blue beads. The flap and the bag are covered in a floral design in colorless, yellow, white, pink, red, light blue, medium blue, and green.