Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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coin purse
  • Ojibwe (Ojibwa) peoples
  • coin purse, late 1800s–1960
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 7.5 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width: 2 15/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1457

The small oval coin purse has a flap and snap closure. The seams and edge of the flap are decorated in white beads. There are two flowers, one yellow and orange with a light blue center and one green leaf, and one red and white with a light brown center and two green leaves. The field on the front, back and flap is multi-colored.