Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded drawstring pouch
  • unknown Ojibwe (Ojibwa) maker
  • beaded drawstring pouch, late 1800s–1959
  • buckskin, cloth, cord, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 21.5 x 14 cm width does not include drawstring
    Object Length/Width: 8 7/16 x 5 1/2 in width does not include drawstring
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1800

The buckskin pouch has a cloth, possibly cotton, sleeve for a tan drawstring cord. Both sides are beaded in a floral design with dark blue stems and outlines. There are flower and leaf elements in pink, light blue, red, dark yellow, white, and green. There are narrow diamonds around the top that are half green and half pink with a dark blue line.