Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pouch for needles
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • pouch for needles, 1760s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • buckskin, wool, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 7.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 15/16 x 6 1/4 x 1 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5619

The small rectangular buckskin pouch has a flap. The flap is on the long side of the rectangle, and is triangle shaped and wider than the rectangle, allowing it to wrap around the back side. There is a buckskin string at the point of the triangular flap to wrap around again. The short edges of the rectangle and the edges of the triangle flap are edged with blocks of dark blue and white beads. The front of the pocket is edged with green wool cloth.