Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded wallet
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • beaded wallet, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, leather, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 11.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 1/2 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Alfred E. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2019

The buckskin bifold wallet is dyed black. The white beaded edge and a lane of black edging around the perimeter of the wallet has white triangles with red squares inside. The interior pockets are made of leather and trimmed with white beads.