Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Siksika (Blackfoot) maker
  • parfleche, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: United States
  • rawhide, paint, buckskin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 58 x 37 x 13 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 22 13/16 x 14 9/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6268

The rectangular envelope is made of rawhide. The top two flaps are decorated with green diamond outlines in a blue rectangular outline. There are green and black triangles inside of the diamond shape with yellow and pink blocks of color. There is additional detail around the diamond. One side of the flap is folded under the top flaps and is decorated with three triangles, each in dark blue, pink, orange, and green.