Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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zippered coin purse
  • Shoshone peoples
  • zippered coin purse, late 1800s–1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, metal, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 3 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1459

The folded coin purse has a zippered closure. The center decoration is a light green serrated diamond within a medium blue serrated diamond, outlined with dark blue. It has a yellow field with two bands of orange, red, and dark blue, and small triangles in red with a dark blue base. The border is light green, with yellow triangles outlined with dark blue and red squares near the zipper.