Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, pigment, cotton, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 15.5 x 11 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1455

The small pouch is covered with yellow pigment, a beaded front, and an undecorated back. The front is outlined with oblique rectangles in light blue, light green, and pink. The center design is a checkerboard diamond in pink and light blue with a projection at each point. There is a dark blue square outlined with white in each space around the diamond.