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match pouch
  • Lakota peoples
  • match pouch, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: Standing Rock, North Dakota, United States
  • leather, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 24.5 x 5 cm length measured while open, width at bottom of fringe
    Object Length/Width: 9 5/8 x 1 15/16 in length measured while open, width at bottom of fringe
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1414
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Description

The narrow leather pouch has a cover that slides up and down a leather strip. It is beaded on both sides with lane stitching. The decoration is the same on the front and back. The outer edge is a band of white with dark blue triangles. The center of the field has a stripe of medium blue, a stripe of white, and a stripe of medium blue, with yellow rectangles, outlined in red. It has long leather fringe at the closed end.