Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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watch bag
  • United States
  • watch bag, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 24.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 5/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1416
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Description
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The circular beaded buckskin pouch has a long tab. The beaded circular portion has an open cross in the center, with colorless beads around it, and light blue beads forming a diamond around the colorless beads. The border is a band of alternating triangles of red and colorless. The tab is beaded with stacked colorless triangles on a field of red. Green and yellow beads outline the entire circle and tab. There is long beaded fringe at the free end of the tab. It is in bands of light blue, yellow, green, red and small loops of colorless beads.