Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded drawstring bag
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded drawstring bag, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 45.5 x 21 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1450

The buckskin bag has beaded decoration. It has calloped edges on all sides with beaded edgeing in red and green or dark blue and yellow. Buckskin fringe hangs from the scallops on the bottom edge. The beaded floral decoration on the bag is the same on the front and back and consists of white stems and outlines, red, yellow, and dark blue petals on the bottom two flowers and the top flower is red, green, and light blue. The ends of the drawstring have buckskin fringe and dark blue and yellow beads.