Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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water pouch with animal head
  • unknown Sioux maker
  • water pouch with animal head, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, wood, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 15 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 7/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1421

The circular leather pouch has a wooden neck and hinged lid. The lid depicts an animal face. It has short fringe along the seam. One side has a boot shape with two curlicues and a border in dark blue beads. The other side has an irregular shape with four curlicues and a border of dark blue. The beading is primarily dark blue but there is a sprinkling of white, pink, and yellow.