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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: 41 x 14.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 1/8 x 5 11/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1451

The buckskin drawstring bag has beaded decoration. The top edge is scalloped with white beaded edging. The ties have white beads and buckskin fringe on the ends. The beaded decoration on both sides is floral and consists of a heart-shaped flower with four leaves and a white stem and red or light blue petals and leaves. One side is primarily light blue, the other side is primarily red. There is buckskin fringe on the bottom.