Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded pouch
  • Osage peoples
  • beaded pouch, late 1800s–1956
  • Where object was made: Oklahoma, United States
  • buckskin, silk ribbon, cloth, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 14 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1432

The small buckskin pouch with a tab is a keyhole-shaped pouch with a flap and a tab, that has two slits, and attaches at the flap. Both sides of the pouch are decorated, with a light silk ribbon border, and concentric "U" shapes. The front has a solid dark blue center, surrounded by pink then dark green. There is a dark blue block above the green and a purple band then white.

The back has a solid dark blue "U" shape in the center, then yellow, then pink, purple, and white. There are white beads along the seam and the edge of the flap.